Source: French Etat Major des Armées/Defence Ministry

Airwars issues occasional in-depth reports relating to our investigations into claims of civilian casualties from international airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

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cover-limited-accountability– December 2016: Limited Accountability: A transparency audit of the Coalition air war against so-called Islamic State. A detailed assessment of transparency and accountability issues among the 13-member alliance. The audit – commissioned by UK defence think tank the Remote Control Project – worked with four sample militaries (the US, UK, Canada and Denmark) to build a detailed understanding of how militaries track and assess civilian casualty assessments. It also gauges transparency by partner, measuring whether each ally can be held publicly accountable for its actions.

– May 2016: Improving Belgian transparency and public accountability in the war against Daesh As Brussels debated whether to extend airstrikes to Syria, we submitted a short report to parliament urging improved public transparency.

– March 2016: A Reckless Disregard for Civilian Lives Our analysis of Russian airstrikes in Syria between Sept 30th and Dec 31st 2015.

– February 2016: Netherlands airstrikes in Syria: Towards improved transparency and public accountability: Our report submitted to the Dutch parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

– August 2015: Cause for Concern – Hundreds of civilian non-combatants credibly reported killed in first year of Coalition airstrikes against Islamic State

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