The American massive bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria against (mostly) the Islamic State (IS) was publicised by the previous US administration as being a "military campaign unlike any other - precise, transparent and unyielding." However, it turns out to be an outright lie: the number of civilian casualties was so grossly underestimated as to make it impossible to have been just a mistake, or a miscalculation.
In the effort to boast of its skills, power and accuracy, the Pentagon posted on YouTube and on Defence Department websites hundreds of clips of the bombing strikes. The problem with this is, of course, that the clips can also refute the US military's official version of events on the ground. Adding insult to injury, the Pentagon has engaged in extensive clips removal when confronted with hard facts about some of the bombings. So much for transparency and accountability.
According to a deep and long on-the-field research by the "New York Times", there were civilian fatalities in one in every 5 attacks, "a rate more than 31 times than acknowledged by the coalition." Thirty one times! At this rate, since the US Air Force has performed over 27.500 bombing sorties from August 2014 to mid-November 2017, and assuming (unrealistically) two deaths per-5 strikes, we would have 11.000 civilian deaths, more than two hundred times the 466 the USA has acknowledged. And, it should be added, the research did not include the West Mosul battlefront where the fiercest fights took place and where more deaths are expected to have occurred. So much for truth and transparency.