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Pindostan On Track To Kill More Syrian Civilians Than Russia For 5th Straight Month
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, May 25 2017

Coalition-led airstrikes in Syria killed a total of 225 civilians between Apr 23 and May 23, the highest 30-day death toll for Pindo-led forces since the campaign began, AFP reported. That’s nearly double the number of intended targets: The Pindo-led strikes killed 122 Daesh fighters and eight pro-Assad fighters, the report said. The rising tide of civilian deaths attributable to coalition forces suggest that May could be the fifth straight month that civilian deaths from coalition-led strikes outpace the civilian death toll from Russian forces, according to the AFP report and an analysis of data from Airwars.org. Of the 225 civilian deaths, reported to AFP by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 44 were children and 36 were women. The civilian death toll from Russian strikes has declined since it peaked in January. Meanwhile, deaths from Pindo-led strikes have risen dramatically. SOHR’s Rami Abd’el-Rahman (not his real name – RB) told AFP:

There has been a very big escalation.

The previous deadliest 30-day period for Pindo-led forces was between Feb 23 and Mar 23 this year, when 220 civilians were killed, Abd’el-Rahman told AFP. The past month’s deaths brought the overall civilian toll from the coalition campaign to 1,481, among them 319 children, AFP reported. The coalition launched operations against Daesh in Iraq in Aug 2014, then expanded them to Syria the following month. The Russian intervention began a year later. However, the rising tide of casualties relative to intended targets could soon shift as the Pentagon implements a new strategy ordered by Pres Trump that’s designed to annihilate Daesh in Syria in an effort to prevent foreign fighters from returning home. Mad Dog Mattis said:

(This is a) tactical shift from shoving Daesh out of safe locations in an attrition fight, to surrounding the enemy in their strongholds so we can annihilate Daesh.

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