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Pentagon acknowledges thousands of civilians killed in Gaza

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Pentagon acknowledges thousands of civilians killed in Gaza

Published November 07,2023


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The Pentagon acknowledged Monday that “thousands” of civilians have been killed within the besieged Gaza Strip amid Israel’s ongoing aerial bombardment and floor invasion.

“We know the numbers are in the thousands. I don’t have a specific number to pass along to you,” spokesperson Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder instructed reporters when requested in regards to the Gaza-based Health Ministry reporting over 10,000 individuals have died within the month since hostilities started.

“This is a reason why it has been a point of emphasis in our discussions with the Israelis and others in the region on how important it is to get humanitarian assistance and aid into Gaza, and so we’ll continue to stay focused on that, as far as the civilian casualties are in the thousands,” he added.

The feedback had been echoed on the White House the place National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby acknowledged “many, many thousands” of civilian deaths to this point, however like Ryder, declined to verify the precise casualty figures reported by Gaza’s Health Ministry.

Israel launched air and floor assaults on Gaza following a cross-border assault by Hamas on Oct. 7 that killed over 1,400 Israelis. At least 10,022 Palestinians, together with 4,104 kids and a couple of,641 girls, have been killed throughout Israel’s relentless bombardment, in keeping with Gaza’s Health Ministry.

Ryder additional mentioned US forces in Iraq and Syria have come below assault by drones and rockets 38 instances since Oct. 17. That consists of 20 assaults in Iraq, and 18 in Syria. Ryder described them as “mainly harassing attacks.”

A complete of 45 troops have been injured within the assaults, together with 24 who had been identified with traumatic mind accidents and a further 21 who suffered minor accidents.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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