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Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria's Palmyra | Reuters, Mar 22, 2017
Russia's force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed.

Eighteen Russian citizens fighting alongside Moscow's allies, the Syrian government forces, have been killed since Jan. 29 -- a period that coincided with intense fighting to recapture the city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group.

The Russian defense ministry has publicly reported only five servicemen's deaths in Syria over the same period, and its officials' statements have not mentioned any large-scale Russian ground operations in the fight for Palmyra.
Mar15  ForeignFighters  Russia  Homs  death 
2 days ago by elizrael
full text of my comment about "Naha prosecutors bring additional charges against US military contractor in murder case"
last month, follow-up articles on this incident exposed in may 2016 was released, because the suspect, shinzato, US military contractor and ex-US-Marine, wanted to tell US people his thought, and his ...
usa  japan  asia  afghanistan  pakistan  death  military-bases  military  occupation  okinawa  from notes
2 days ago by willowtrees
Naha prosecutors bring additional charges against US military contractor in murder case | July 1, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo
...her death and the two deaths have been etched on my mind. whenever I remember one of them, I remember the rest of them whether or not I want to do so. though I attempted to write a comment about the three deaths/lives late in May when media stared to report the deaths (her body was discovered on 19th May, and the two men were killed by US drones on 21th May), I couldn't do so because I couldn't resolve my feelings. and so I wrote a comment only about the latter, probably because there was virtually no US people's voice of protest against the US killing of the latter. to be precise, no US people saw killing Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as a problem, very very very few US people said that it's a problem that US forces killed taxi driver Mohammad Azam as "collateral damage" and that the drone bombing was infringement of sovereignty of pakistan, and very very few US people released a statement about killing her to protest and condole. because I heard the news of the deaths of three people at approximately the same time, and because I believed that if US hadn't occupied afghanistan/japan, these three people wouldn't have been killed, and because there were very very little US people's protest against the killing of them, in short, because their deaths have several points in common, I collectively remember these three deaths/lives...
(to be continued)
japan  usa  occupation  military  military-bases  death  okinawa  afghanistan  pakistan 
2 days ago by willowtrees

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