Friday, November 11, 2016

Pentagon acknowledges just 5-10% percent of actual civilian casualties in Syria – Amnesty to RT

The Pentagon’s conclusion that 119 deaths have resulted from US-led coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq represents only 5 or 10 percent of the actual civilian death toll in those countries, Neil Sammonds, an Amnesty International researcher focusing on Syria, told RT.

In the latest incident not included in the official tally, at least 23 people, including seven children and nine women, were killed after the US-led anti-terrorist coalition bombed the village of Heisha in rural Raqqa on Tuesday, the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces said in a statement.

While condemning the “horrific incident” the rebel group, supported by the West, called on the US coalition to stop “these repeated incidents” in which civilian areas were bombed.

“The Coalition reiterates calls for a thorough investigation into such incidents and for reviewing the rules procedure of operations against ISIS and holding accountable those responsible,” the statement said.

On Wednesday, US Central Command spokesman, Major Josh Jacques, announced that the US anti-terrorist campaign had led to the deaths of 119 civilians since airstrikes began in 2014. A report released on the same day stated that 64 civilians had been killed and eight others injured in Syria between November 20, 2015 and September 10, 2016.......

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