Russia blamed for sharp rise in civilian deaths during battle for Deir Ezzor

In the race to capture ISIS territory, hundreds of civilians have been reported killed by airstrikes in Deir Ezzor governorate in the past two weeks. Russia, the regime and Coalition are all active in the area.

Intensity of Coalition’s Raqqa bombardment greater than for all of Afghanistan, official data shows

On average one Coalition bomb, missile or artillery shell struck Raqqa every eight minutes in August – with local monitors reporting a devastating toll on civilians

UN Inquiry ‘gravely concerned’ about Syrian civilians killed by Coalition

The Commission also accused the US of violating international humanitarian law when it bombed a mosque in March.

Civilian deaths mount in Raqqa amid Coalition denials

The Coalition’s top commander has repeatedly questioned whether large numbers of civilians are dying, even as international investigations are released.

Children pay high price in fight to take Raqqa from ISIS

Coalition commander plays down high civilian toll in Syria, despite findings of monitors and investigators

Mosul’s capture sees ISIS vanquished – but at a terrible cost

Thousands of civilians died in the battle to capture Mosul from so-called Islamic State – with much of the city now in ruins

Civilians face conflicting instructions as Coalition and SDF assault Raqqa

Differing advice to civilians at Raqqa sows confusion warn experts – as UN calls on Coalition to improve protections for non-combatants