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col·lat·er·al dam·age

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  1. collateral damagenoun

    (euphemism) inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations

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  1. Naghmeh Abedini:

    These are human lives. Lives which hold inherent dignity endowed by our Creator, they are neither a mere statistic nor collateral damage in the world's attempt to curtail Iran's nuclear development. They are husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers. Do not forget them.

  2. Tom Mobbs:

    Clearly the events show the risk of misidentification and collateral damage.

  3. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    We have seen some press reporting to that end, we have seen some Syrian civil society groups say that, i would tell you that we have other operational information that leads us to believe that Russian targeting has not only not been focused on ISIL( Islamic State) but has, in fact, caused collateral damage and some civilian casualties, to include some civil infrastructure.

  4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    Well you know, mistakes are made in warfare, the drone is another weapon. It's used obviously to try and minimize collateral damage. Americans like minimizing collateral damage. I think it's a part of our toolbox that we should use against terrorists. I think there is plenty of oversight and we are always going to look when mistakes are made. I think it's appropriate for Congress to take a look at it.

  5. Julia Staron:

    If you compare the work involved for daily cleaning of the mess and the awful smell, as well as all the collateral damage involved, it has definitely been well worth it.


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