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originally posted by: chewi
It does highlight the fact that all parties are culpable in the slaughter of innocents.
At least 250 civilians have been killed in Raqqa since the anti-ISIS strikes started, according monitoring groups.
Meanwhile, local activists reported the death of some 400 civilians under Russian strikes in les than two months, 170 of them were women and children.
More than 7000 civilians have been killed by Syrian regime’s airstrikes in Raqqa since January 2015, according to local civil rights activists.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
Intentionally targeting civilians or no?
Eight years later, Zawahiri is still alive. Seventy-six children and 29 adults, according to reports after the two strikes, are not.
However many Americans know who Zawahiri is, far fewer are familiar with Qari Hussain. Hussain was a deputy commander of the Pakistani Taliban, a militant group aligned with al-Qaida that trained the would-be Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, before his unsuccessful 2010 attack. The drones first came for Hussain years before, on 29 January 2008. Then they came on 23 June 2009, 15 January 2010, 2 October 2010 and 7 October 2010.
Finally, on 15 October 2010, Hellfire missiles fired from a Predator or Reaper drone killed Hussain, the Pakistani Taliban later confirmed. For the death of a man whom practically no American can name, the US killed 128 people, 13 of them children, none of whom it meant to harm.