The Pentagon is once again grossly under-reporting the number of civilians killed by US Airstrikes. Anyone here surprised? Anyone happy their taxes are going to pay for these bombs?
US-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria over the course of October produced 240 individual instances in which civilian casualties were reported. Airwars documented a substantial number of civilian deaths in that time.
But it’s the end of the month, and that means it’s now time for the Pentagon to offer blanket denials and claim none of it happened. Their official reckoning for this month was particularly galling, as of 240 incidents, they admitted five of them were “credible,” and dismissed everything else.
What does that add up to? 15 dead civilians according to the Pentagon, over the entire month of US airstrikes, and despite several individual incidents over the course of that month which each killed well more than that individually
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