Pentagon release statement on Deir Ezzor massacre

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Pentagon release statement on Deir Ezzor massacre

Following initial reports that at least 80 of the Syrian army had been massacred in Deir Ezzor by US airstrikes, preliminary reports are now suggesting it is at least 100 dead and 100 injured.

The Pentagon Press Release states absolutely nothing on the massacre with a simple quote of “Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike damaged five ISIL [Daesh] supply routes.”

According to a CENTCOM release however, it claims that the United States had told Russia of its impending airstrike on the area where the Syrian Army was located. The bombardment had only concluded when Russia had told the United States that it was possibly targeting the Syrian Army and not ISIS.

There are also reports that the United States had using jamming devices so that the Syrian Army were not aware of the impending massacre.

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Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts.

His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world.

His favored areas of study include state-sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.
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