The United States overthrew a minimum of 26 thousand bombs on seven countries during the year

In 2016, the United States dropped 26 171 thousand bombs in seven countries. About it writes RIA Novosti with reference to the American expert on foreign policy and national security Micah Zenko. Its data is published on the website of the Council on foreign relations (CFR).


Of the more than 26 thousand bombs, more than 12 thousand were dropped on Syria, about the same munitions “hit” in Iraq. In Afghanistan, the U.S. military dropped 1337 bombs in Libya – 496. 34 bombs were dropped in Yemen, 12 in Somalia and three in Pakistan.


The expert stressed that these figures are grossly underestimated, as reliable information is only on Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya. One airstrike, as a rule, can include multiple bombs.


Data for Syria and Iraq Zenko and his colleague, Jennifer Wilson, was collected using the reports of the Pentagon and the Internet archive. They found out that in 2016, the United States accounted for 79% of the air strikes on militants in Syria.