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The US Defense Department kept silent about thousands of air strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

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The Pentagon did not include in the open database information on thousands of lethal air strikes inflicted during operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, starting with 2001. The military called this state of affairs common practice. RIA News Post of the Military Times.




“Only in 2016 were not recorded in an open database of 456 airstrikes inflicted in Afghanistan. This database is maintained by the US Air Force, and it is supported by Congress, military analysts, US allies and researchers ”, - stated in the material.

The blows were delivered by helicopters and unmanned vehicles.

According to the information, the mentioned database was incomplete, starting with 2001 g, “when the war on terrorism began”.

A military source of the publication explained that the Air Force did not try to hide the number of combat sorties - this was how the air strikes were tracked in the past.

It always has been. We do not track, for example, the number of attacks made (by helicopters) Apache,
said the source.

The publication finds this attitude to statistics strange, “since the last 15 years most often in the fight against terrorist groups, the American army uses Apache helicopters”.
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Flickr / The US Army
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  1. V.ic
    V.ic 6 February 2017 11: 21
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    (C) The military called this state of affairs common practice

    Well, yes, because they distribute sweets and cookies there.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 6 February 2017 11: 50
      +2
      If the airstrike were successful and civilians didn’t die during it, then hide it? Hide the miscalculations and killings of innocent people .. So who is the killer, tell me? This is to the presenter of Fox News
      Quote: V.ic
      (C) The military called this state of affairs common practice

      Well, yes, because they distribute sweets and cookies there.
    2. Vz.58
      Vz.58 6 February 2017 14: 24
      +1
      Remind you how the "Soviet contingent" was withdrawn from Afghanistan? How was it ensured that it was "lossless"?
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 6 February 2017 14: 59
        +7
        Vz.58 what do you mean? "Hunt for bait"? "" Contracted "areas? The 40th army was leaving and those who did not interfere with it were sleeping peacefully, and rightly so.
        And these striped hatchets there are “instilling" democracy, where can success be with such methods. The children of Discovery Chanel got into anything stupid, they behave like idiots everywhere and don’t know how to get out. Bastards ..
        1. Barbulator
          Barbulator 7 February 2017 08: 40
          +1
          .
          Quote: Pete Mitchell
          The 40th army was leaving, and those who did not interfere with it slept peacefully

          The limited contingent exit from Afghanistan was covered by border troops in Afghanistan. The cover took place with fights. So the words of General Gromov that there are no Soviet soldiers behind him are a little fantasy.
          1. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 8 February 2017 03: 32
            +6
            Nobody argues that not everything was smooth, but they tried to avoid victims among their own and local ones. If necessary, the road was cleared by artillery and attack aircraft. And we are looking for a number of examples of this and other approaches in history ...
            I think the Americans will not be able to leave like that, they don’t know how to negotiate and betray the allies this is “the way it should be”, and the mujahideen comrades are very touchy, well, Allah Akbar is with them
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 6 February 2017 11: 25
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    The army of "democrats" in action. Essentially, killers in law.
  3. Aristide
    Aristide 6 February 2017 11: 48
    +5
    It would be the Americans who would now raise a howl, having discovered such a "practice" in Russia. And to them, like water from a goose. Do not care, you know!
    1. Hadis1911
      Hadis1911 6 February 2017 12: 01
      0
      Yes, all warring countries have such a practice.
      hi
  4. Smog
    Smog 6 February 2017 12: 04
    +4
    What kind of bombing? What do you.
    They carry democracy, DEMOCRACY, am
  5. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 6 February 2017 12: 08
    +1
    Statistics - pseudoscience, the corrupt girl of American imperialism. laughing
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 February 2017 12: 49
    +2
    The US Defense Department kept silent about thousands of air strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

    So there was something to be silent about. Weddings and funerals somehow do not fit into the "active" fight against terrorism.
  7. CYBERNINJA
    CYBERNINJA 6 February 2017 20: 59
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    What does it mean:
    fatal air strikes? belay
    Civil, military, their military?