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 Syrians and Iraqis killed by the US airstrikes,” the source was quoted as saying bay TASS.
According to the source, US warplanes make up to 20 air strikes a day in Syria and Iraq.
“In Syria and Iraq US aviation carries out up to 20 strikes a day. Last year there were 7,300 such air raids. Many of these missions are flown by strategic bombers B-1B and B-52N,” the source said.
The source said 62 Syrian servicemen were killed and more than 100 others were wounded in the September US airstrike near Deir Ezzur, in Eastern Syria. “They were not terrorists or adversaries for the US Air Force, but they were not even mentioned (in this statistics),” he said.
In January, another US airstrike near Aleppo killed by an error 24 Syrian civilians and wounded over 40 others. Another 19 civilians, including three children, were killed in the US airstrikes in the Kurdish village Sulsana. The July US airstrike in Syria’s Tokhar claimed 56 lives. Another nine people, among them four children, were killed by the US bombing in Khamira. A total of 167 civilians, including 44 children, perished in the US airstrikes between May and July in Manbij.
The source said the US airstrikes also killed 92 civilians and wounded 135 others in the university premises in Iraq’s Mosul on March 20. More than 150 citizens of Mosul were killed by the US airstrikes on April 18. Another 21 civilians died and 44 others were wounded in the US bombing of a funeral procession in Daquq.
Since 2014, the United States has been leading a bombing campaign in Syria and neighboring Iraq with the declared objective of hitting ISIL.