Significant civilian casualties continued from reported Russian strikes in Syria’s eastern Ghouta; and from Turkish actions in Afrin
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
Tens of thousands of US bombs and missiles helped drive Islamic State from Raqqa. But now the dead are being forgotten.
Turkish and Russian military actions in Syria led to significant civilian casualties – while claims against the Coalition remained at a low level
Civilian deaths from Coalition actions were up by more than 200% in 2017, as the war against ISIS pushed deep into cities
Despite a significant decline in Coalition actions against ISIS, reported civilian harm continued into 2018.
With ISIS mostly defeated, Airwars tracked a major fall in reported Coalition civilian casualties in November. Russia remains a problem.
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.