REPORT: Trump’s Bombing Campaign In Middle East Has Already Killed At Least 2,200 Civilians

By Aaron Kesel

U.S. President Donald Trump is creating dozens of innocent casualties a day as he takes on the Islamic State in a bombing campaign in the Middle East risking to double the numbers his predecessor Barack Obama had according to Airwars a watchdog organization who did an investigation for The Daily Beast.

“Airwars researchers estimated that at least 2,300 civilians died from Coalition strikes overseen by the Obama White House—roughly 80 each month in Iraq and Syria,” The Daily Beast wrote.

As of July 13, the Beast estimated that more than 2,200 civilians have been killed under Trump’s coalition raids since he was inaugurated to be the 45th President of the United States. In under a year, Trump’s administration has killed an estimated upwards of 360 per month, or 12 or more civilians killed every single day.

Then one month later in February, the U.S focused its efforts on “annihilation tactics” and “shoving Isis out of safe locations in an attrition fight”.

In March alone the U.S. admitted it was responsible for killing more than 100 civilians in Mosul. This is around the same time that innocent civilian deaths started spiking according to the Beast.

“Yet beginning in March 2017—the month after Mattis handed over the new plan—Airwars began tracking a sharp rise in reported civilian fatalities from U.S.-led strikes against ISIS. In part this was due to the savagery of the battle for Mosul. But in Syria—where almost all strikes are American—likely civilian fatalities monitored by Airwars researchers increased five-fold even before the assault on Raqqa began,” the Beast wrote.

Then in April, US Central Command (Centcom) admitted 484 civilian deaths were as a result of coalition strikes as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, to clear ISIS presence from the Middle East.

Finally, in May during a meeting of the anti-ISIS coalition, General Mattis stated there would be “no changes to our continued extraordinary efforts to avoid innocent civilian casualties,” The Independent reported.

Reports greatly differ from the coalition itself and the watchdog organization Airwars. But the official numbers also reveal a sharp uptick in civilian deaths: Of the 603 victims killed since the operation began in 2014.

Trump promised to “bomb the s*** out of Isis” on the campaign trail but once again like his predecessor Barack Obama, he is causing innocent civilian deaths across the Middle East. And that’s without including the casualties from supporting the Saudi’s war in Yemen.

In late June, the Trump administration signaled that he’ll be reducing restrictions on drone strikes by eliminating the “near certainty” clause aimed at protecting civilians.

As a result, civilian deaths by US bombs in the Middle East are likely to keep climbing.

Aaron Kesel writes for Activist Post. Follow us at Twitter and Steemit. This article is Creative Commons and can be republished in full with attribution.


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10 Comments on "REPORT: Trump’s Bombing Campaign In Middle East Has Already Killed At Least 2,200 Civilians"

  1. Why aren’t Trump’s Democratic oppents bitching about this atrocious policy ? Because they want to be pulling the trigger themselves.

  2. When will the war crimes begin, bringing Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump to justice?
    We start with the current man who is doing the murdering and then deal with Bush, whose lies caused a million deaths, mass murder on the epic scale.

    The danger of Trump is that he loses popularity and consent (like Hitler, Mussolini, Bush ii who all lost the public vote but gained power) he will rule with lies, threats, and violence, using wag the dog wars to rally support and mask his illegitimacy.

    • I believe you need to step back and check out the bigger picture. People like the Bushes, Clintons and Obama [and thousands of others] are willing participants in the rampant murderous criminality we see; and they were carefully cultivated, “knowing” puppets for the global central banks whereas Trump, like Ron Paul and so many others, are more likely unwilling participants who are being blackmailed and threatened in many ways. It isn’t as simple as black hats and white hats; however, each is responsible for their own behavior. More to the point, charging the Globalist banker’s “puppets” is like charging drug dealers… there will always be hundreds more to take their places and fool the people … at least for awhile. To resolve these issues I think it would be a good idea to focus our attention upon the Barons de Rothschild, their Global Central Banking empire and their Bank for International Settlements, which currently rules the world. This is the one bank all these political/banking puppets work for and whose interests they all represent. The entire power base for these psychopaths is fiat currency; fake “paper money”. Take that away from them and they will collapse. This can be done but the people need to be educated. Otherwise we ride a never ending Merry-Go-Round of tyranny. The people have total power; they just don’t know it. If the people stood together and repudiated this fake money [and the fast approaching “global digital currency”] and profiteering corporate banks, that would end the game. We would know freedom again. This is why never ending propaganda is so vital to the tyrants; the Globalist Banking Oligarch’s greatest nightmare is that the people will figure this out…

      • ‘I believe you need to step back and check out the bigger picture. People like the Bushes, Clintons and Obama [and thousands of others] are willing participants in the rampant murderous criminality we see”

        Why lecture me by repeating what i said, friend?
        i wrote: ”
        When will the war crimes begin, bringing Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump to justice?

        Your wordmass rant seems to exclude the man who recently attacked Syria in a war crime and has escalated 5 wars, without a gun to his head. We need first to stop this lunatic asshole and then deal with the underlying forces…but first stop the idiot with his finger on the ticket to WWIII.

        Trump appointed 6 Goldman-Sachs alumni on his own. Cut off the snake at the head, friend, and please digest what you read.

  3. “Operation Inherent Resolve, to clear ISIS presence from the Middle East” ?
    A very impressive idea. However.
    To remove ISIS, stop the CIA funding of ISIS via thousands of Swiss bank accounts.
    http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1035568/pg1

    However, that is not predictable, as it would put thousands of CIA/MOSSAD operatives out of work.

  4. 2,200? Is a limited hangout? Some estimates go as high as 40,000 civilian deaths in Mosul alone, many from the ‘coalition’ bombing campaign in aid of the Iraq government’s ground forces as they moved to take this IS stronghold.

    • “More than 40,000 civilians were killed in the devastating battle to retake Mosul from Isis, according to intelligence reports revealed exclusively to The Independent – a death toll far higher than previous estimates.

      Residents of the besieged city were killed by Iraqi ground forces attempting to force out militants, as well as by air strikes and Isis fighters, according to Kurdish intelligence services.” independent.uk.co

      mintpress reports: “Earlier this week, human rights group Amnesty International issued a lengthy report accusing US-backed forces of “repeated violations of international humanitarian law, some of which may amount to war crimes,” in Mosul, Iraq, causing the deaths of at least 3,700 civilians. Neither this report nor the broader issue of the civilian toll in the US war against ISIS, has come close to penetrating US corporate media.

      The only major radio or television outlet to report on Amnesty’s claims was NPR. While traditional print outlets, such as the New York Times and Washington Post, did run Reuters and AP articles, respectively, on the report, neither covered it themselves.

      Neither Amnesty’s charges, nor the broader issue of civilian deaths in Mosul, garnered any coverage in television news, with no mention on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN or MSNBC.”

      “Bombing the shit out of ISIS” means killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people, since ISIS is hold up in cities

      We must do all we can to stop this war criminal…..for every innocent civilian killed by Iraq and the US, more and more “terrorists’ are created. As usual, the corporate media is complicit in hiding the truth.

      Thanks for your post!.

  5. You know what, who F**king cares. As far a I am concerned there are NO INNOCENTS in the Middle East. They teach their children from the time they can hold a rock and stand up to kill. I believe that the Middle East should be made into one huge hole, leaving no Muslims alive. Please don’t hand me that crap that not all Muslims are terrorists. If they follow the Koran, they are terrorists. Muslims are an abomination to humanity.

  6. William Burke | July 20, 2017 at 7:42 pm | Reply

    Holy crap! That’s upwards of 00.5 percent of how many civilians ISIS has killed!

  7. That is a lot of lives, but not even a drop compared to what Obama and Hillary caused . Obama and Hillary were helping the ISIS and all the terrorists and really killing the innocent .Especially helping ISIS kill the Christians . Obama even send warning to ISIS to tell them when they are suppose to be attacking them so they can move out of danger to a safer place… Trump never did nothing as vile as Obama and Hillary .

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