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Pentagon: “2,000%” increase in Russian trolls in last 24 hours

Pentagon spokesperson warns Russian disinformation campaign has begun
09:41, 17 April 2018

defense.gov

Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said at the press briefing on Saturday that the US had seen a “2,000%” increase in Russian trolls in the last 24-hours. White was providing an update of the latest developments from overnight airstrikes on Syrian targets by US, UK and France. This was reported by CNN agency.

“The Russian disinformation campaign has already begun. There has been a 2,000% increase in Russian trolls in the last 24 hours therefore we will keep you all abreast of the facts moving forward,” the statement says.


Related: Pentagon is ready to military options in Syria

As it was reported earlier, the Pentagon says that missile strikes by the United States, Britain and France hit all the targets in Syria. This was stated during a briefing by General Kenneth McKenzie. He confirmed the information on three main targets, noting that they were successfully hit.

According to him, the objects were chosen cautiously in order to avoid civilian casualties.

The Pentagon also called Syria's "air defense" ineffective.

According to the Pentagon, 76 missiles hit the target near Damascus, 22 more rockets were fired at a warehouse west of Homs.

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