Significant civilian casualties continued from reported Russian strikes in Syria’s eastern Ghouta; and from Turkish actions in Afrin
The Netherlands – often criticized for being the least transparent member of the US-led Coalition – has improved its public reporting since strikes renewed in January
Tens of thousands of US bombs and missiles helped drive Islamic State from Raqqa. But now the dead are being forgotten.
In 2015, the UN Commission said it wouldn’t investigate foreign airstrikes in Syria. Now it is citing Security Council members for unlawful strikes.
Turkish and Russian military actions in Syria led to significant civilian casualties – while claims against the Coalition remained at a low level
Several dozen civilians have already been killed in fierce fighting at Afrin – with fears of a heavier toll ahead.
New Airwars monitoring project tracks civilian harm from Turkish military actions – as well as reported casualties from Kurdish counterfire
Civilian deaths from Coalition actions were up by more than 200% in 2017, as the war against ISIS pushed deep into cities