Russian source says US airstrikes in Syria and Iraq killed thousands, not 64

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‘Washington belittles the number of civilians killed in the US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, a source in Russia’s defense ministry said on Thursday, commenting on the recent statement of US Central Command spokesman John Thomas.

Thomas said just 64 people were killed and another 8 wounded in the US airstrikes in Syria and Iraq between November 2015 and September 2016.

“Such statements of the US Central Command representative suggest that the Pentagon does not consider the remainder thousands of peaceful Syrians and Iraqis killed by the US airstrikes as “humans,” the source said’

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