Russia just made an outrageous claim about its bombing campaign in Syria
After the surprise announcementthat Russia will withdraw its forces from Syria, Russian Colonel General Viktor Bondarev claimed that “not a single bombing raid missed the target.”
Russia’s bombing campaign, which started on September 30, 2015, was originally intended in targeting ISIS, but it soon became clear that the bulk of their airstrikes were on rebel-held territories in Syria.
Throughout the campaign, Russia’s own Ministry of Defense footage has shown their bombers releasing “dumb bombs” or non-guided munitions.
This is in stark contrast to the US-led collation’s bombing campaign, which exclusively uses guided munitions to minimize collateral damage to civilian populations.
Worse that simply using unguided munitions, which can simply be blown off target by strong winds, Russia has been accused of usinginternationally banned cluster munitions in mostly civilian areas. They have also been linked tobombings of hospitals.
In fact, Russia’s airstrikes on civilians have been so prolific thatNATO Commander Philip Breedlove posited
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