Airwars monthly assessment: February 2018

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

Resumed Dutch air campaign against ISIS sees transparency improvements

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

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.

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

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.

International airstrikes and civilian casualty claims in Iraq and Syria – November 2017

With ISIS mostly defeated, Airwars tracked a major fall in reported Coalition civilian casualties in November. Russia remains a problem.

Measuring the cost of Iraq’s victory over ISIS

Iraqi forces supported by the international Coalition have driven so-called Islamic State from the nation’s cities and towns. The cost in lives has been significant.