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Media: Pentagon withheld information about the thousands of air strikes since 2001

СМИ: Пентагон скрыл информацию о тысячах авиаударов с 2001 годаThe Pentagon was not informed about the thousands of the US air strikes with fatal outcomes.

The Pentagon was not informed about the thousands of air strikes resulting in death, committed in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan since 2001.

The military called it an accepted practice.

As writes the edition, only in 2016, the United States dealt 456 air strikes in Afghanistan, was not recorded in a database maintained by the US air force and upon which the Congress, military analysts, allies and researchers. These air strikes were made by helicopters and drones.

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It is reported that the database was incomplete since October 2001, when began the “war on terror”.

According to an anonymous representative of the military, the U.S. is not trying to hide the air strikes. “So they (the air strikes) were tracked in the past. It’s always been. We do not track, for example, the number of strokes performed (helicopters) Apache”, — said the source. However, as writes the edition, Apache helicopters, the US army uses the last 15 years, most often in the fight against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in USA, Russia and other countries).

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