It’s hardly a secret that through a series of its actions in Syria Washington is provoking an ever increasing frustration of the international community. The civilian death toll resulting from the US continuous attacks is simply shocking. But somehow nobody is speaking about the material damage that is being inflicted to the infrastructure of Syria, as both public and private area being subjected to indiscriminate bombing which results in the escalation of chaos that is only beneficial to such radical group as Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS.
Just recently, at least 116 civilians, including 42 children, perished as the result of two consequent air raids carried out by the US-led coalition in the Syrian city of Mayadin, situated in the in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate. It’s curious that this was reported by Al Jazeera with a special reference to the London-based NGO “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights”. The first strike was launched on May 25, resulting in the deaths of of 35 people. US-led coalition aircraft returned on the following morning, claiming 80 more civilian lives.
If the Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Center is to be believed, last month alone the US Air Force murdered 225 civilians, including 44 children and 36 women. According to the head of this London-based NGO, Rami Abdel Rahman last month was marked by the highest number of civilian casualties since the start of US air raids in Syria.
Previously, last March was considered the bloodiest month for the US coalition, with American pilots claiming at least 220 civilian lives. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights the total number of civilians killed by the US-led coalition has almost reached 1500 people.
Those figures show that the massive “collateral damage” that Washington inflicts upon Syria far exceeds the casualties inflicted by Syrian Air Forces when they carry out bomb runs in rebel-held territories.
The data presented by the above mentioned NGO shows that ever since Donald Trump took office, the aggressiveness of US military in Syria has significantly increased.
The Airwars monitoring website reported last month that in April the US coalition launched at least 546 air strikes deep within Syria’s territory. This number marks a peak in the US-led coalition activities since the beginning of the military campaign, constituting a 26% increase in the registered number of US-led airstrikes in Syria. As it has been noted by the head of Airwars, Chris Woods the absolute majority of those bombing raids were carried out in the ar-Raqqah area, with high civilian casualties being reported pretty frequently, while no more than six months ago there were no such casualties reported in this area. Woods is convinced that this is a clear indication that precaution measures that Washington must have been taking to spare civilian lives has been on decline, which in turn caused an inevitable increase in the number of people being killed and injured.
Recently Washington confessed in the murder of a hundred peaceful residents of the Bab Al-Jadeed district of Mosul on March 17, but this confession came with a long delay. However, even such “confessions” are not reflecting the situation on the ground, as numerous media reports that the actual number of civilians killed in the above mentioned attack reaches 200.
And the list goes on, with over twenty civilians getting killed in Syria last Saturday near the city of Raqqa at the result of yet another air strike carried out by the US-led coalition.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Syrian Arab Republic has recently sent two official letters to the UN Secretary General and the UN Security Council chairman, protesting against illegal bombing carried out by the US in Syria. The letter says that those new attacks are yet another example of the aggressive illegal activities that the so-called “US-led international coalition” is carrying out against the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic, jeopardizing its territorial integrity under the pretext of combating terrorism. Since the so-called operations of the US coalition grossly contradict the existing UN resolutions, along with the norms of international and humanitarian law. The documents calls for the UN Security Council to enforce its resolutions on Syria, ensuring the preservation of the unity of its people and the integrity of its territory, preventing any attacks the could be launched against its peaceful residents. At the same time the letters urge the UN to prevent any attacks that can be carried out by the US and its allies against the defenders of the country – the Syrian Arab Army.
By continuing the criminal destructive practices of supporting such regional accomplices of terrorism as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, Washington is not simply fueling the Syrian crisis, but also uses the suffering of peaceful people of Syria to ensure personal enrichment of American elites. This has been partially confirmed by the recent allegations that Pentagon’s officials may have stolen hundreds of dollars that were allocated to sponsor the so-called Syrian opposition.