Recent improvements in civilian casualty reporting remain in place, despite transition from Obama to Trump
US now says it has fired thousands of depleted uranium rounds in Syria — first confirmed use of controversial munition since Iraq invasion
For first time since Russia intervened in Syria US-led Coalition airstrikes are reportedly killing more civilians
More than 450 civilians died in likely Coalition strikes in the last months of Obama’s presidency. In contrast with Aleppo, the world’s media was mostly silent.
Turkey is the 13th member of the US-led Coalition against ISIL. Yet its unilateral military adventures in northern Syria and Iraq are often directly at odds with its ‘allies’.
Likely non-combatant deaths from Coalition actions in Iraq and Syria rose by 70 percent compared to 2015. And thousands of civilians died in likely Russian airstrikes throughout 2016.
Thanks to a ceasefre and partial drawdown, likely civilian deaths from Russian airstrikes in Syria fell significantly during Spring 2016. But the decline proved short-term.
Record numbers of civilian fatalities were reported in November 2016 from both Coalition and Russian airstrikes