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The Daily BeastFeb 29, 2024
Pentagon Backpedals on Defense Sec's Gaza Death Count
AFP via Getty ImagesThe Pentagon has quickly walked back an assertion Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made before the House Armed Services Committee that "over 25,000" women and children have been killed in Israel's brutal military campaign in Gaza.

In a statement, a Pentagon spokesperson clarified that the figure Austin offered was based on unconfirmed figures from the Gaza Health Ministry and included all deaths.

"We cannot independently verify these Gaza casualty figures," spokesperson Sabrina Singh said.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



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