Airwars monthly assessment: March 2018

More than 1,200 civilians were alleged killed by Russian actions in Syria during March – setting a grim new record

Counting the dead in Mosul

Thousands of civilians were killed during the battle for Mosul, but there is no official death toll.

Australia admits killing two civilians during battle for Mosul

Australia remains the only American ally to admit any civilian harm after almost four years of strikes

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.