Airwars monthly assessment: February 2018

Significant civilian casualties continued from reported Russian strikes in Syria’s eastern Ghouta; and from Turkish actions in Afrin

Raqqa: a city destroyed then forgotten

Tens of thousands of US bombs and missiles helped drive Islamic State from Raqqa. But now the dead are being forgotten.

UN investigators accuse the US-led Coalition and Russia of likely violating laws of war in Syria

In 2015, the UN Commission said it wouldn’t investigate foreign airstrikes in Syria. Now it is citing Security Council members for unlawful strikes.

Airwars monthly assessment: January 2018

Turkish and Russian military actions in Syria led to significant civilian casualties – while claims against the Coalition remained at a low level

Turkish assault on Syria’s Afrin imperils civilians

Several dozen civilians have already been killed in fierce fighting at Afrin – with fears of a heavier toll ahead.

Airwars annual assessment 2017: civilians paid a high price for major Coalition gains

Civilian deaths from Coalition actions were up by more than 200% in 2017, as the war against ISIS pushed deep into cities

Reported civilian and ‘friendly fire’ deaths from Coalition airstrikes January-March 2018

Despite a significant decline in Coalition actions against ISIS, reported civilian harm continued into 2018.

Former RAF commander: British claims of zero civilian deaths ‘not credible’

‘Stop treating the British people as mugs,’ senior Labour politician tells MoD as it continues to insist no civilians harmed in 1,600 airstrikes