US report: The United States refuses to pay compensation for its crimes to Iraq
11:25 - 17/12/2019
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The American website, Newzyscom, revealed in a report, Tuesday, that the American compensation payments are still stalled, even as the United States bears responsibility for civilian deaths and injuries during the war against [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
"The compensation program designed to stave off extremism and assist civilians who are unintentionally harmed by US military operations in the war against [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Syria is suspended, according to the data released by the US Department of Defense," the report, which has been translated , "The Information."
He added, "The program has decreased since the withdrawal of US forces from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
in 2011, but it remains stalled, although military officials acknowledge that the United States has been responsible for dozens of deaths, injuries, and damage to civilian property in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Syria since operations began on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
He continued, "The American military leaders sometimes authorized to pay nominal cash amounts called" condolence payments "in the aftermath of similar incidents, as the program returns to the Korean War, and Congress allocates funds every year that leaders can use in payments. The program offers small compensation to civilians after suffering and unintended damage caused by US forces. Defense and Congressional officials often call them "gift grants."
"The US military commanders have a lot of discretion about when and how they pay the price," said Professor Denis Roch, a professor at the Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies of the Defense Department in Washington.
And that "the records of the US Department of Defense show that the usual payments over the years include $ 50 to repair the damaged entrance or $ 2,500 after the death of a loved one. According to the administration, payments are not a confession of error but an expression of sympathy for a person’s loss. ” According to the report
De Roche noted that "although the payments are often small compared to the loss of a person, they can still be effective because this gesture helps to humanize American soldiers and calm anger."
The report indicated that “Defense Ministry officials confirmed that the US military has paid only three condolences in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
since the end of 2011. One of them came in July 2016 and in the urban area ($ 2,500) and one in June 2018 in the village of Al-Mishraq ($ 57,400). One in Anbar province in March this year is only about 4000 dollars. As for Syria, defense officials confirmed that they have no record but one condolence payment provided by the United States, which dates back to the beginning of operations there in 2014. Ended / 25d