Aftermath of military interventions by the United States and its European allies
Dhaka July 15 2022 :
NATO Operation Deliberate Force (Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 30 – September 21, 1995), 23 days of lawlessness.
Numerous pieces of infrastructure destroyed or damaged. Depleted uranium munitions used, causing cancer rates to skyrocket in the most affected areas.
NATO Operation Allied Force
(Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, March 24 – June 10, 1999)
78 days of bomb and rocket attacks.
More than 2,000 civilian casualties (including 88 children).
15 tonnes of depleted uranium-238 used in air attacks.
More than 38,000 sorties.
About 200,000 people fled their homes. The total economic damage, according to various estimates, amounted to $30 to $100 billion.
Bombing of residential areas, rocket strikes, destruction of plants, power lines, bridges, medical centres and educational institutions.
Invasion of Iraq by the United States and allies
More than 205,000 civilians killed, blanket air strikes, more than 1.5 million refugees, and the city of Mosul virtually wiped off the face of the earth.
More than 12 million Iraqis live below the poverty line.
Mosul before: Mosul after:
US and NATO invasion of Libya
Libyan GDP shortfall in 2011-2015 was estimated at $216 billion.
The cost of the Libyan conflict will reach $1 trillion by 2025.
US invasion of Syria
The city of Raqqa almost razed to the ground: 11,000 buildings completely destroyed,
nearly 80 percent of the city now uninhabitable.
Washington continues to hamper the restoration of Syria in every possible way.
Even the most conservative estimate of the damage to victims of US and NATO aggression over the past two decades is at least $1.5 trillion.
Source : Release by the Embassy of Russian Federation in Bangladesh on July 15 2022
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