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US bombed 7 countries and dropped over 26 thousand bombs in 2016

The United States dropped 26,171 bombs in seven countries and the largest number of which were dropped in Syria. It is stated in the report of the American foreign policy and national security expert Zenko Micah published on a website of the Council on Foreign Relations.

According to data provided by the expert, 12,192 bombs were dropped in Syria. Another 12,095 bombs were dropped in Iraq, 1337 – in Afghanistan, 496 – in Libya, 34 – in Yemen, 12 – in Somalia and 3 – in Pakistan.

According to the author of the report, the US dropped 3027 bombs less than in 2015. Moreover, Lybia was not on the list at that time.

Zenko emphasized that it was about underestimated figures, because several bombs could be dropped during an air strike and he had reliable data only on Pakistan, Yemen, Somali and Libya. The expert gathered information on Syria from Pentagon’s reports and Internet archive.

Source: rusvesna

  • January 25, 2017 5:26 PM MSK