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In this photo obtained from the US Navy, the guided missile destroyer USS Porter on March 22, 2003, launches a Tomahawk missile toward Iraq during the initial stages of shock and awe. (Photo by AFP)
In this photo obtained from the US Navy, the guided missile destroyer USS Porter on March 22, 2003, launches a Tomahawk missile toward Iraq during the initial stages of shock and awe. (Photo by AFP)
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Scott Rickard, a former American intelligence linguist, believes that US strikes have killed many more civilians in Iraq and Syria than the 352 acknowledged by the Pentagon.

“The US government is misrepresenting the actual facts. The facts have remained over and over again that tens of thousands of individuals that are innocent have actually been killed not only in Iraq and Syria but elsewhere. But certainly in Syria alone, it’s well beyond 350 and obviously in Iraq it’s hundreds of thousands,” Rickard told Press TV on Monday.