2014: U.S. Wars of Aggression Around the World

January 5, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us



Syrian refugees wait to cross the border into Turkey, September 21, 2014. Photo: AP



In 2014, wars resulting primarily from actions by the rulers of the U.S. empire ravaged much of North Africa and the Middle East including Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Congo, South Sudan, Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

In Syria, as a result of a civil war provoked in large part by the U.S., 12 million people, half the population, have been uprooted from their homes, and three to four million are living in neighboring countries as refugees in the most desperate conditions. The number of deaths in Syria in 2014 as a result of the civil was 76,000, including 3,500 children. The number killed since the civil war began in 2011 is nearly 200,000.

In Afghanistan, after 13-plus years of U.S. invasion and occupation, there were a record number of civilian deaths in 2014—10,000.

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