Civilian Death Toll from US Strikes in Syria and Iraq: 1,061 (Official); 6,575-26,224 (AirWars)

Prominent human-rights groups like Amnesty International have rejected the U.S.-led coalition’s reported figures on civilian deaths, stating that the coalition is “deeply in denial” about the “large number of civilians killed and injured by [coalition] strikes.”

Residents carry the body of several people killed in Mosul, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. Residents of the Iraqi city's neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area. (AP/Felipe Dana)

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the U.S.-led coalition targeting Daesh (ISIS) published a casualty report that has drawn criticism and consternation from independent watchdogs and human-rights groups for severely underestimating the number of civilians killed by coalition airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since operations began in 2014. According to the

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How Many Millions Have Been Killed in America’s Post-9/11 Wars?

The numbers of casualties of U.S. wars since Sept. 11, 2001 have largely gone uncounted, but coming to terms with the true scale of the crimes committed remains an urgent moral, political and legal imperative.

How Many Civilians US Killed

How many people have been killed in America’s post-9/11 wars? I have been researching and writing about that question since soon after the U.S. launched these wars, which it has tried to justify as a response to terrorist crimes that killed 2,996 people in the U.S. on September 11th 2001. But no crime, however horrific, can justify wars on

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15 Years On, the Staggering Death Toll in Iraq Keeps Climbing

As we begin the 16th year of the Iraq war, the American public must come to terms with the scale of the violence and chaos we have unleashed in Iraq.

Ali Hamza, 8, sits at the graves of his brother, Mohammed, and sister Asinat, who were killed at their school when a suicide car bomb attack near Qabak elementary school in the Shiite Turkomen village of Qabak, Iraq, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo)

March 19 marks 15 years since the U.S.-UK invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the American people have no idea of the enormity of the calamity the invasion unleashed. The U.S. military has refused to keep a tally of Iraqi deaths. General Tommy Franks, the man in charge of the initial invasion, bluntly told reporters, “We don’t do body counts.”

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ISIS Proliferates in Syria, Iraq Despite U.S. Bombings – Civilians Pay the Price

The U.S.-led coalition that has bombed Syria and Iraq for the last 1,000 days has failed to see positive results from its strikes. Instead, the terrorist group Daesh (ISIS) has continued to gain ground in Syria and the civilian death toll from the strikes has continued to mount.

A boy rides his bike past destroyed cars and houses in a neighborhood recently liberated by Iraqi security forces, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, March 19, 2017. The battle for western Mosul, including the narrow alleyways of the old city, looks to be the most devastating yet for Iraqi civilians trapped between advancing troops and increasingly desperate ISIS militants. (AP/Felipe Dana)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Today marks the 1,000th day of the U.S.-led coalition’s controversial bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq, a campaign that has become mired in controversy as the U.S. government continues to downplay the resulting civilian death toll. Originally described by former President Barack Obama as a necessary move to avert the fall of the

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As Civilian Casualties Grow, The Pentagon’s Under-Count In Iraq, Syria Worsens

Last month’s airstrike in Mosul that killed nearly 300 Civilians was reported to have killed only 14 by the Pentagon’s ‘official’ count.

Iraq | Mosul

Throughout the ISIS war, Pentagon reports on civilian casualties in their airstrikes have been insultingly low, with their official figure well less than 10% of the count as figured by private organizations. As the civilian deaths grow in the air war, that undercount is becoming even more dramatic, and the oversights all the more glaring. The

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Opiates Killed Ten Times As Many Americans In One Year As All Terror Attacks In Last 20 Years

In 2014, the span of a single year, an astounding 29,467 Americans died by overdose of opioid-related drugs, including prescriptions.

MARJAH, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Corporal Mark Hickok, a 23-year-old combat engineer from North Olmstead, Ohio, patrols through a poppy field during a clearing mission April 9. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John M. McCall)

(ANALYSIS) -- Safety of the people and security of the nation should be priority number one for any leader who wishes to have a successful tenure in office, perhaps even multiple terms — and the President of the United States is no exception to this model. So, why, then, has a killer of tens of thousands each year still on the loose inside those

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