Conflict Data

Conflict Data

Libya: Civilian Fatalities per Belligerent

Share of minimum reported civilian fatalities by belligerent. Emirati and some Egyptian air and artillery strikes are conducted on behalf of the LNA and are grouped as a coalition. Unilateral Egyptian strikes at the border are counted as individual events. Turkish strikes conducted on behalf of the GNA are grouped as a coalition. Strikes by the 7th Brigade before it became a part of the LNA were counted as individual events.

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Libya: Strikes per Belligerent

Share of reported air and artillery strikes by belligerent. Emirati and some Egyptian strikes are conducted on behalf of the LNA and are grouped as a coalition. Unilateral Egyptian strikes at the border are counted as individual events. Turkish strikes conducted on behalf of the GNA are grouped as a coalition. Strikes by the 7th Brigade before it became a part of the LNA were counted as individual events.

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Declared and alleged US actions in Somalia

Most US actions in Somalia are carried out by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and are publicly declared by press release. However US military ground operations are not routinely reported – and CIA strikes are officially neither confirmed nor denied. In addition, there are some actions in Somalia where the belligerent is presently contested (eg possibly by the US or AMISOM), or unknown.

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Militant deaths per year in Somalia

Since 2007, the United States has targeted alleged fighters from three main terror networks operating in Somalia: Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab and ISIS. While declared US actions are often accompanied by an official estimate of militants killed, local reporting may indicate differing claims, resulting in a fatality range.

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Reported civilian deaths from Russian Military strikes in Syria

Due to large variations in the quality of reporting, Airwars provisionally grades allegations of civilian harm using a standardised methodology across all belligerents and conflicts. The five categories are explained in full on our Methodology page. Individual events are recorded in the Civilian Casualties pages.

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Reported civilian deaths from US-led Coalition strikes in Iraq and Syria

Due to large variations in the quality of reporting, Airwars provisionally grades allegations of civilian harm using a standardised methodology across all belligerents and conflicts. The five categories are explained in full on our Methodology page. Individual events are recorded in the Civilian Casualties pages.

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Comparing allegations of civilian harm from US-led Coalition and Russian campaigns

Airwars has tracked thousands of reported events in which Russian strikes in Syria or Coalition military actions in Iraq and Syria have allegedly killed civilians. While these raw claims should be treated with caution, they can nevertheless help us to understand trends over time. In March to May 2016 for example, alleged Russian incidents fell by 75% – most likely as a result of a regional ceasefire then in place.

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