Up to 45 civilians were locally alleged killed by Russian airstrikes in Syria during September – with as many as 17 non combatants also claimed killed by US-led Coalition actions.
Reported civilian deaths from Russian actions were up by a third in Syria during the first six months of 2018. While claims against the Coalition were sharply down, several hundred civilians were still likely killed by the US-led alliance.
Investigators traveled to Raqqa and spoke with more than 100 witnesses and victims, with their report highlighting the deaths of dozens of members of just four families.
The former ISIS ‘capital’ has been captured from the terror group after months of hard fighting. But the cost to civilians – and for the city itself – has been high.
The Coalition’s top commander has repeatedly questioned whether large numbers of civilians are dying, even as international investigations are released.
Coalition commander plays down high civilian toll in Syria, despite findings of monitors and investigators
Among the dead in Iraq and Syria are more than 1,4000 named civilian victims of likely Coalition airstrikes. Airwars looks at the stories of some of those individuals
At least 120 Russian casualty events have already been alleged for April – a steep rise with grim implications for Syria’s civilians