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The US admitted the death of civilians during air raids in Syria and Iraq

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The US admitted the death of civilians during air raids in Syria and Iraq

The United States admitted that airstrikes by the Western coalition in Syria and Iraq are leading to the death of civilians. Such conclusions are contained in the report of the American corporation RAND, which works for the United States government.


RAND analysts have published a study called "Air war against the Islamic state" (banned in Russia), which analyzed the actions aviation a US-led coalition against terrorists in Iraq and Syria. The study covers the period from August 2014 to March 2019.

In the report, analysts acknowledged that US Air Force airstrikes were killing civilians in Syria and Iraq, and recommended that “action be taken” to limit civilian casualties.

The document does not contain data on civilian casualties for the reporting period, made by RAND analysts, but includes third-party data made by the British from the Airwars monitoring group. According to them, in Mosul alone in 2017, more than 1400 civilians were killed during coalition strikes.

The coalition itself cites completely different figures. According to official figures from the coalition's joint command for the summer of 2019, 1319 civilians were killed during Operation Unwavering Determination due to air strikes by the United States and its allies. At the same time, according to Airwars, the total number of civilians killed in air strikes in Syria and Iraq exceeds 13 thousand.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 14 February 2021 07: 32
    +11
    The United States recognized death of civilians during air raids in Syria and Iraq
    What a surprise!
    Some residents are peaceful. Just some Syrians. Iraqis.
    The natives!
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 14 February 2021 08: 01
      +1
      Quote: Victor_B
      What a surprise!

      They probably thought that there were toy bombs, they wanted to scare
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 14 February 2021 08: 15
        +4
        Quote: Lipchanin
        toy bombs, they wanted to scare

        Weddings especially attract them ...
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 14 February 2021 08: 17
          +3
          Quote: Victor_B
          Weddings especially attract them.

          And they don't miss the mark on markets and hospitals
          1. Dodikson
            Dodikson 14 February 2021 08: 35
            +1
            they have smart bombs.
            AI is being built into the bombs along the way.
            the reason is trivial, but at least someone should think in their countries.
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 14 February 2021 12: 02
              +1
              Usually the bandit hides his crimes.
              When a bandit's roof is finally blown away by absolute impunity, he is proud of his crimes.
              An intermediate stage between these states is the confession of their crimes, as in something everyday.
          2. frruc
            frruc 14 February 2021 13: 26
            0
            The United States admitted that airstrikes by the Western coalition in Syria and Iraq are leading to the death of civilians. Such conclusions are contained in the report of the American corporation RAND, which works for the United States government. The study covers the period from August 2014 to March 2019.
            stop
            And in the yard already 2021 An amazing investigation, the main thing is on time. The West has already forgotten about these airstrikes.
      2. orionvitt
        orionvitt 14 February 2021 12: 22
        0
        Quote: Lipchanin
        wanted to scare

        Yeah. Mosul was razed to the ground and nothing. A brick face, like it's none of your business. Well, at least now they confessed, albeit partially. Anyway, it doesn't change anything. As they bombed, they will continue to bomb. Democracy requires sacrifice.
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 14 February 2021 08: 19
      +2
      Quote: Victor_B
      The United States recognized death of civilians during air raids in Syria and Iraq
      What a surprise!
      Some residents are peaceful. Just some Syrians. Iraqis.
      The natives!

      So it's not just that! This will be followed by calls to remove the Russian Aerospace Forces from Syria, which are bombing "indiscriminately peaceful Syrians"! Then we will read or even hear!
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 14 February 2021 10: 05
        0
        Very, very much like that.
    3. RealPilot
      RealPilot 14 February 2021 17: 33
      0
      In the USA, the death of civilians was recognized

      Alas, I would quote the classic to this:
      "And Vaska listens, but eats."
      Ivan Krylov, "The Cat and the Cook".
  2. evgen1221
    evgen1221 14 February 2021 07: 40
    +6
    Admitted and what? They rushed to compensate for the loss of the breadwinner, apologize and build the lost housing and infrastructure. They will wait until everyone in the world who speaks English will be stifled in the doorways, in a preventive manner and in order to avoid.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 February 2021 07: 41
    +6
    "Recognized ... recommended ...", but as usual they underestimated the numbers. But how much was the stench from the "democratic international community" on the fakes about the victims of Russian aviation strikes. If you said A, then say B.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 14 February 2021 07: 49
      0
      Just about, I just wanted to say. What did they recognize there, if in one Raqqa they then opened mass graves of many thousands? Not one, and not two - and only in one Raqqa ?! And according to reports - the majority with mine explosives, i.e. either art or bombing. 1300 ?!
      Namely, they did not recognize nicherta, the numbers are at least 2 orders of magnitude higher
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 14 February 2021 08: 05
        0
        Quote: Cowbra
        What did they admit there

        Aha. It took 7 years to see the obvious.
        RAND Analysts

        Yes, it is necessary to drive such "analysts", for having been "analyzed" for so long
  4. Andrea
    Andrea 14 February 2021 07: 46
    +5
    But this is a democratic death! This is not at all what others have, there are bloody tyrants Putin and Assad, and here are the bright-faced democrats and liberals ... ugh ... liberals.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 14 February 2021 08: 08
      0
      Quote: Andrea
      This is not at all what others have, there are bloody tyrants Putin with Assad,

      Which are poisoned with chlorine
      And here everything is so "humane"
      They already enrage with their "philanthropy"
      Cannibals wrapped in a toga carrying "democracy" around the world
  5. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 14 February 2021 07: 49
    +4
    Shtatnik And, as they bang their high-precision, they go to the market, then to the wedding, well, in extreme cases, they will get to the hospital, such slovens.
    I have always said that Americans should learn from the pilots of the Aerospace Forces. Those with five thousand, simple cast-iron FABs, beat the Syrian bandits like a squirrel - just in the eye. They don't even spoil the skin! hi
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 14 February 2021 08: 11
      -3
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Shtatnik And, as they bang their high-precision, then they will go to the market, then to the wedding, well, in extreme cases, they will get to the hospital,

      The weapon may be high-precision, but they aim it like this
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 14 February 2021 08: 25
        -2
        Quote: Lipchanin
        The weapon may be high-precision, but they aim it like this

        Exactly! I recognize the Syrian and Iranian anti-aircraft gunners.
    2. bairat
      bairat 14 February 2021 08: 51
      0
      For half a year, Raqqa was interfered with with the earth, and civilians without a difference that instead of cast iron a golden Excalibur flew in, they die the same way.
    3. Ros 56
      Ros 56 14 February 2021 08: 55
      -1
      For the sake of truth, I must admit, sometimes spoil. lol
    4. sidoroff
      sidoroff 14 February 2021 10: 57
      0
      the axiom "where the bomb of the Russian Aerospace Forces fell, where the IS headquarters" has a consequence - "anyone who gets into the affected area automatically becomes an IS militant."
  6. askort154
    askort154 14 February 2021 07: 55
    +2
    The death of the civilian population was recognized after 5 years.
    Now is the time to confess what the White Helmets did.
    Although for Western media, this is no longer interesting.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 14 February 2021 08: 15
      -2
      Quote: askort154
      The death of the civilian population was recognized after 5 years.

      Seven
      The study covers the period from August 2014 to March 2019.

      It seems like they did not immediately know who was bombed
      Now is the time to confess what the White Helmets did.

      In 10-15 years, maybe they will tell
  7. askort154
    askort154 14 February 2021 08: 21
    0
    Lipchanin ... seven

    The study covers the period from August 2014 to March 2019. According to my arithmetic, it turns out 5 years,
    or more precisely - 4 years 7 months wink hi
  8. aars
    aars 14 February 2021 08: 25
    -6
    Somehow about nothing ...
    Is it possible to completely avoid the death of civilians?
    Yes, and then they are peaceful, but non-peaceful without them have nothing to do, someone must provide food at least.
    War is war, losses are inevitable.
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 14 February 2021 08: 53
      +3
      And who called these striped people there, who asked them to organize this war, smart guy? request
      1. aars
        aars 14 February 2021 08: 57
        -7
        Of course, someone called, like us.
        If you want, you can also dig up about us like - they mocked grandfather, etc.
        I am in favor of not bothering in principle, banged and okay.
        Because it's inevitable anyway.
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 14 February 2021 08: 59
          +2
          They'll bang you and say, it's inevitable anyway. You will move your horses sooner and later. Well, sometimes you need to turn on the brains.
          1. aars
            aars 14 February 2021 09: 03
            -5
            So that's what the conversation is about!
            Moreover, they can crash without intention at all, by accident ...
            Bent the panorama mount near the hail and get a fascist grenade!
            Just not a fascist for some reason ...
            This cannot be avoided, it cannot be in any way.
            It would be great if you can, but no!
        2. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 14 February 2021 09: 15
          -2
          Quote: aars
          Of course, someone called

          Who! Assad?
          Didn't call. And he is the President
          1. Asad
            Asad 14 February 2021 09: 27
            -1
            Of course I called!
        3. Quadro
          Quadro 14 February 2021 10: 42
          -1
          Quote: aars
          Of course, someone called, like us.
          If you want, you can also dig up about us like - they mocked grandfather, etc.
          I am in favor of not bothering in principle, banged and okay.
          Because it's inevitable anyway.

          I mean, someone called? You are not a yap comrade un show mandate or an invitation from the Syrian government, someone ...
  9. prior
    prior 14 February 2021 08: 45
    +1
    There is confession, but where is the repentance ?!
    Knees "striped"! On your knees and repent.
    And yet, repentance must end in material compensation.
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 14 February 2021 08: 50
    +2
    And what about those who died from the recognition of the striped ones? Hypocritical creatures.
  11. Prisoner
    Prisoner 14 February 2021 09: 23
    0
    Looks like a lot of robbers bombed. No longer hide.
  12. syndicalist
    syndicalist 14 February 2021 09: 57
    0
    Better late than never.
    It is curious when there will be a similar recognition from Russia?
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 14 February 2021 10: 41
    0
    What conclusions did the United States draw after the RAND report: punished pilots, imposed sanctions on the Pentagon, appointed forensic examinations?
  14. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 14 February 2021 10: 48
    0
    Okay ... let's say they admit the obvious iiii WHAT NEXT ??? ...
    condemnation at the UN level?))) ...
    condemnation and payments to the affected countries?))) ...
    well, no ... like yes it was and cho ... even after all, they did not repent to the World
  15. Berg berg
    Berg berg 14 February 2021 11: 16
    0
    All thanks to Obama over 320 deaths and a thankful Nobel Peace Prize! And for the fact that Trump did not start a single war and reduced unemployment in America - impeachment! democracy, such is the party!
  16. ork_333
    ork_333 14 February 2021 14: 45
    0
    There were similar reports on Vietnam, Afghanistan, and many other countries where mattress covers were noted. But all these "studies" were published after the conflicts ended and everyone forgot what was happening there. This is the tactics of the Americans: "We recognize the death of civilians, but after 5-10 years." And, as a rule, these confessions after years do not cause any resonance.
  17. NF68
    NF68 14 February 2021 17: 03
    0
    What you won't do for the triumph of democracy. And the fact that at the same time people die is a small thing.
  18. Israel
    Israel 14 February 2021 20: 35
    0
    By a strange coincidence, just today, February 14, 1991, US aircraft dropped two bombs on a bomb shelter in Baghdad with civilians, which resulted in the death of at least 400 people.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiriyah_shelter_bombing
  19. vavilon
    vavilon 15 February 2021 17: 43
    0
    And where is the Hague tribunal and a preventive strike on the aggressor so that this does not happen again
  20. Boromir1941
    Boromir1941 15 February 2021 19: 24
    +2
    they themselves created the game so that there was a reason to seize the resources of foreign countries