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Media: the Pentagon hides the true number of casualties among civilians as a result of coalition air force strikes in Syria

The Pentagon hides the number of civilian casualties as a result of air strikes of the forces of the Western coalition in Syria, according to the materials of the independent organization Airwars, published by the Global Post.

“To date, only 22 deaths among the civilian population during the anti-terrorist operation of the coalition against the IG are known. Airwars cites the figures significantly higher, claiming that American bombing killed from 862 to 1116 civilians, ”the newspaper quotes. RIA News.

According to the author, "the reason for this discrepancy in the number of victims are the methods used in the United States when checking reports of civilian deaths."

“A Pentagon spokesman told the Global Post that the coalition has a team of several people who are checking information about possible civilian casualties. Information on fatal cases among civilians comes from Syria and Iraq, publicly available sources and other US government departments, ”the newspaper writes.

According to analysts, “the coalition does not consider the overwhelming majority of the charges of killing civilians in Iraq and Syria to be reliable. And if the emergency occurred not in a large city, the name of the settlement does not even appear in the reports of the Pentagon. ”

Global Post also conducted its own investigation and made sure “how simple the coalition writes off the number of civilian casualties”. In particular, the military ignored the report of an airstrike on the Syrian village of Al Khan, where, allegedly, 47 people died.

“The US military categorically denied 7’s December bombing of the village of Al Khan, despite the fact that a spokesman said it was airing a small town in the small town of Al Hawl. But when we were shown a map indicating the location of the air combat operation, it was in the same area where, according to local activists, was the small village of Al Khan. Confusion in geographic names often happens in the leadership of US troops, denying their involvement in the incident, ”writes the publication.
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  1. Michael67
    Michael67 4 February 2016 12: 07
    When was it different? So that Uncle Sam recognizes something? They are international criminals. There comes, I hope, the day of payment of the bills.
    1. Pravdarm
      Pravdarm 4 February 2016 12: 11
      Quote: Michael67
      international criminals
      Thugs-unruly thugs!
      I hope the day of payment of bills will come
      I hope so too. It would be desirable to have the death penalty (or at least how they would be sentenced to 1000 years of imprisonment, corrective and grueling work for the benefit of society for a portion of doshirak and a kilo instead of hands were grown!)
    2. Sensatus
      Sensatus 4 February 2016 12: 12
      Why are you, they are cute, care about the whole world, care, do not spare forces. Fatigue sometimes misses. Is it worth it to worry about such trifles? Especially when you consider that during misses, hundreds die, and as a result of joy - hundreds of thousands.
  2. AlexTires
    AlexTires 4 February 2016 12: 12
    Where are the screams of the inappropriate Russian pop position? A meeting? Petitions on the Internet? Where are the tears of Zilbeltruds-bulls, Albats, Latin and other Eidmans and Makarevichs over the "tears of Arab children"? Not there? And it won't. Scoundrels will never condemn scoundrels ...
    1. Avantageur
      Avantageur 4 February 2016 12: 25
      Quote: AlexTires
      Where are the cries of an unworthy Russian position?

      They are not up to it, they are now sucking Kadyrov, along with the diva - long lost its honor.
      1. AlexTires
        AlexTires 4 February 2016 12: 36
        Quote: Avantageur
        They’re not up to it, they’re sucking Kadyrov now,

        I’m afraid that they will have to get Kadyrov’s thread ...
        1. Avantageur
          Avantageur 4 February 2016 12: 53
          Quote: AlexTires
          Quote: Avantageur
          They’re not up to it, they’re sucking Kadyrov now,

          I’m afraid that they will have to get Kadyrov’s thread ...

          Let so_sut - this is not prohibited in Russia. It is forbidden only by law to advertise this in New... or there in Echo.
    2. maiman61
      maiman61 4 February 2016 12: 27
      They are afraid that they will be excluded from eating in the US dump!
    3. udincev
      udincev 4 February 2016 12: 28
      As for Russia, there would be an oh!
    4. tol100v
      tol100v 4 February 2016 12: 34
      Quote: AlexTires
      . Bastards will never condemn bastards ...

      And they will blame others for their crimes! And the NATO has already begun to carry out this scenario - they have reproached the Russian VKS!
  3. polite people
    polite people 4 February 2016 12: 24
    In fact, the United States has not yet fully participated in any war in the world. And in principle, she cannot win, because she does not know what it is. They do not have such tactics. This calms, but does not relax, our Russian Armed Forces. Fight with the rebels with civilians, they are not capable of more.
  4. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 4 February 2016 12: 24
    Zadornov has long given a definition to this phenomenon - stupid ... I would add stupid but cunning.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 4 February 2016 12: 26
    It is not in vain that they constantly try to accuse our VKS of striking at civilians and objects, that is, shift it from a sick head to a healthy one. The frequency of such allegations is characteristic. As soon as they bombed themselves peacefully, the next day the accusations against the air forces.
    1. udincev
      udincev 4 February 2016 12: 31
      Quote: rotmistr60
      As soon as they bombed themselves peacefully, the next day the accusations against the air forces.

      Waiting for tomorrow. The accusations of foreign and our tolerant people will not last. Perhaps with a photo of the bombed by the American coalition, as if the victims of the Russian air forces. Not the first time.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 4 February 2016 12: 38
        Perhaps with a photo

        Especially from the Syrian Observatory in England. From there you can see far away what is happening in Syria.
        1. lysyj bob
          lysyj bob 4 February 2016 12: 53
          Quote: rotmistr60
          It’s not for nothing that they constantly try to accuse our VKS of striking civilians and objects,

          This is the tactic of information warfare: blaming the opponent for your sins, thereby forcing him to make excuses, but he himself, as it were, has nothing to do with it, i.e. right
      2. 33 Watcher
        33 Watcher 4 February 2016 12: 48
        You know, today I specially ran through the websites, studied the comments under the news about the death of our military adviser in Syria. And to be honest, I was surprised, on Ukrainian sites, in general, silence. But then on "Echo" - tin ... It turns out that ours will be on theirs ...? belay request
    2. DimerVladimer
      DimerVladimer 4 February 2016 16: 19
      Do you think that Russian bombs are "smarter" and selectively kill only terrorists?
      and if in the convoy of oil tankers disguised as wagons, there were actually several wagons with washing powder - then horseradish with drove cars (and not fucking driving on roads).
      I think no one, for the sake of a couple of trucks, will begin to cancel the blow to the convoy where 75% of the oil carriers - I personally would not cancel.
      In this case, the law of the Second World War applies - remained in the occupation - then an accomplice ...
      Or do you naively believe that at one time Rzhev was really destroyed by the retreating Germans, and not by Soviet artillery in 1,5 years of fighting? I doubt that nemchura carefully "resettled" the local population so that it would not suffer from shelling, perhaps in labor camps.
      Yes, and last year’s shelling of Mariupol, showed that the current gunners do not bother much in solving the tasks of fire raids, covering with salvo systems and roadblocks and residential areas.
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  7. Masya masya
    Masya masya 4 February 2016 12: 34
    "The reason for this discrepancy in the number of victims is the methods used in the United States to check reports of the death of civilians" you might think they are checking something, drew the number 22 and everything is in openwork ...
  8. givigor71
    givigor71 4 February 2016 12: 37
    The USA is the No. 1 criminal in the world ...

    (enemies of Russia and the Russian People, located on the site, minus)
    1. 33 Watcher
      33 Watcher 4 February 2016 12: 43
      USA, this is a state created by terrorists for terrorists.
      (Incidentally, a quote from a Battlefield 3 game created in the USA laughing)
  9. Signore Tomato
    Signore Tomato 4 February 2016 12: 54
    That's who skakly take an example from !!!
  10. terehvlad
    terehvlad 4 February 2016 13: 12
    about September 30, 2015 and the city of Abu Kemal on the border with Iraq, but things are still there: Ashton Carter did not apologize. The only "brilliant" idea is to push everything to Russia
  11. rusaiaiBishkek
    rusaiaiBishkek 4 February 2016 14: 05
    sheriff natives don't care
  12. afrikanez
    afrikanez 4 February 2016 14: 42
    Interestingly, in American schools they teach geography? Or such as they (the chosen) such an object is useless? fool
  13. Temer
    Temer 4 February 2016 15: 44
    If we already manage to confuse Chechnya with the Czech Republic, and Siberia with Serbia, then there is nothing surprising.
  14. DimerVladimer
    DimerVladimer 4 February 2016 16: 06
    Yes, no one doubts - a bomb kills / wounds both terrorists and those not involved in the radius of defeat, whether it be even Russian, even American ...
    If the Israelis have constant civilian casualties (although they announce in an hour with leaflets that a particular house will be destroyed within an hour), then in such an intensive work of aviation, no one bothers with "outside damage" ...
  15. Ros 56
    Ros 56 4 February 2016 17: 12
    They see a freak in a stranger’s eye, but they don’t notice the logs in their eyes. How many screams have already been, the Russians have laid so much peace, but they themselves are hammering at hospitals and housing, and they’re not yelling anything. In short, in their stump, as you know, it translates.
  16. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 4 February 2016 18: 06
    To hide this bourgeois tradition, as well as to blame everything on others, Russia & China is especially attracted as objects for compromising. Therefore, they are enraged by RT, LiveNews, Chinese CCTV - the channels give a different vision of events. I regularly intersect with the bourgeoisie - for them RT is a revelation, even because they do not "press", they just give information from a different angle. They, too, are tired of information pressure, even in the election headquarters of the old Clinton they watch RT.
    I very much agree - the videoconferencing will try to press for Syria, Konoshenko will not remain without work. He looks more confident than his opponents.