The exact number of people killed in the massacre is unknown. However, eyewitnesses place the figure at around 5,000 deaths. About 5,000 Somali men were then taken to an airstrip and prevented from accessing water and food for five days before being executed by Kenyan soldiers.
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A massacre is a killing of multiple victims perpetrated by a group of political actors against defenseless victims, considered morally unacceptable.
International organisations have proposed a formal definition of the term crimes against humanity. Crimes against humanity can be committed during peace or war and include the following list:
War crimes, murder, massacres, dehumanization, genocide, ethnic cleansing, deportations, unethical human experimentation, extrajudicial punishments including summary executions, state terrorism, death squads, kidnappings and forced disappearances, military use of children, unjust imprisonment, enslavement, cannibalism, torture, rape, political repression, racial discrimination, religious persecution.