Pentagon Admits 44,000 US Troops on ‘Unknown’ Deployments Around the World

(ANTIWAR.COM)  — When the Pentagon wants to mislead the public about where US troops are, generally speaking, they just lie. Yet sometimes the number of troops is just too big to claim as a rounding error, and questions start happening. This week, the focus is on over 44,000 US military personnel deployed to “unknown,” which immediately raises […]

Israel Fires Missiles at Syrian Military Site Near Damascus

(ANTIWAR.COM) — With details still emerging on Israel’s Friday attack against a military site south of the Syrian capital city of Damascus, a strike which Israeli media have presented as being an attack against Iran, a new round of strikes was reported Monday night, against different targets in metro Damascus. The attacks targeted Jamraya, a suburb west of […]

A Top US General Just Said 4,000 American Troops Are on the Ground in Syria

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Pentagon loves lying about troop levels in its major wars, and that’s been particularly true in Iraq and Syria, where after being called out for underreporting several times they officially decided they were going to stop telling the public troop levels at all. Maj. Gen. James Jarrard told reporters that the US has about 4,000 […]

Pentagon to Keep Afghan War ‘Progress’ Reports Secret

(ANTIWAR.COM) — For the last 16 years, the Pentagon’s “progress” in the occupation of Afghanistan has been measured by officials through multiple different statistics, and one most often cited has been the size of the Afghan military. Those numbers have struggled recently, with Afghanistan not recruiting well nor retaining its recruits. So that’s not a metric anymore. […]

The US Is Bombing Raqqa Into Complete Devastation — at Least 433 Civilians Killed

(ANTIMEDIA) — The United States has been bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa into complete devastation at the rate of at least one air-delivered munition every 8 minutes, according to monitoring group Airwars. The organization found that in August, there was a sharp increase in the number of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition. This resulted in at least […]

US Again Dramatically Downplays Civilian Deaths From Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

The Pentagon dismissed more than 90% of incidents as “non-credible.” (ANTIWAR.COM) — As another month winds down, another official Pentagon report on civilian death tolls in Iraq and Syria has been released, and as usual dramatically underreports the true death toll of an increasingly aggressive air campaign in densely populated cities. Most of the deaths came in Raqqa, and […]

Days After Trump’s First Bombing of Libya Left 17 Dead, US Airstrikes Hit Same Area

AFRICOM claims all those slain were suspected to be militants. (ANTIWAR.COM) — Following Sunday‘s US airstrikes in central Libya, the first in President Trump’s term in office, a new round of strikes has taken place in roughly the same area, 100 miles southeast of Sirte, in a desert area where multiple factions are accused of being present. Details on the […]

NFL Protests Unleash Wave of US Military Pride — Here’s What You’re So Proud Of

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) While millions of Americans throw temper tantrums over professional athletes exercising their freedom to kneel during a song — or, in the eyes of the outraged, to disrespect the military — a new report reveals that same military bombed a school and a crowded marketplace in March, killing dozens of civilians. The report was released Sunday, […]

Monitors: US Airstrikes Have Killed 2,617 Civilians in Syria

(ANTIWAR.COM) — While the official Pentagon reports on civilian deaths claim far fewer deaths, NGOs have been consistently documenting a massive number of civilian bystanders killed in America’s air war in Iraq and Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the total at 2,617 civilians killed in US-led strikes just in Syria. This included 615 children […]

Report: US Airstrikes Killed 433 Civilians in Raqqa in August

Airwars: US coalition airstrikes even heavier than in Mosul. (ANTIWAR.COM) — A new report from British NGO Airwars estimates that US airstrikes against the ISIS capital city of Raqqa in August killed at least 433 civilians. They reported 5,775 bombs, shells, and missiles dropped in the city in that period. Airwars said that the level of US-led coalition […]

The US Is Now Bombing Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria at Record Pace

Trump’s delegation to commanders means major escalation. (ANTIWAR.COM) — Since taking office, President Trump has set two specific trends in US military operations across the Afghan and ISIS wars. He’s talked broad escalation, and he’s also granted an ever-growing level of autonomy to military commanders. Unsurprisingly, this has had a broad impact on the way those wars […]

The US Has New Red Line in Syria — And It’s F*cking Ridiculous

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — In its latest breach of international law, the U.S. is unilaterally attempting to prevent the Syrian government from reclaiming its own territory. From Reuters: “U.S.-backed Syrian militias will not let government forces cross the Euphrates River in their bid to recover eastern Syria, their commander said on Friday, but Russia said army units had already done so […]

Nearly 1,000 US Troops in Syria Are Currently Under Attack by Russians

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — According to the Guardian, an estimated 900 U.S. troops are embedded with Syrian opposition forces that are currently within strike range of the Russian military. Over the weekend, the U.S. military claimed Russian jets had struck Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions in Deir ez-Zor east of the Euphrates River. The attack allegedly wounded six of these SDF fighters, but no […]

The US Air Force Bombed Afghanistan More Than 500 Times Last Month

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Even before President Trump made his late-August speech announcing the escalation of the Afghan War, the war has been dramatically escalating by several metrics. Today, Central Command issued new figures underscoring that with respect to airstrikes in Afghanistan. In the month of August, the US Air Force dropped more than 500 bombs in Afghanistan, which […]

Rand Paul Is Trying to Force the Senate to Do Their Job — Here’s How You Can Help

(ANTIMEDIA) Washington, D.C. — After 16 years at war, one U.S. senator appears to have had enough. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul sat on the floor of the United States Senate Monday night to protest the lack of oversight regarding the U.S. government’s foreign policy. As the legislative body attempts to push through the $692 billion Defense Authorization Act, […]

Israeli Warplanes Attack Syrian Military Base, Killing at Least Two

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Israeli warplanes carried out an overnight attack against a Syrian military base in the Hama Province, causing considerable damage to the facility and killing at least two people. Syria confirmed the incident, but Israel has yet to officially comment. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they believed the facility hit was a scientific research center, which […]

Media Blackout: Syrian Government Has ISIS Almost Completely Defeated in Syria

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — Amid a host of fresh criminal accusations against the Assad government in Syria, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is making significant gains against ISIS’ last major stronghold in the country, paving the way for the group’s inevitable fall. As the Guardian reported, Syrian state media is applauding the military’s recent advance, which broke a years-long ISIS siege on the government enclave […]