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.

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

Civilians paid a heavy price in the final days of battle for Raqqa – with thousands of Coalition munitions raining down on the city.

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

Despite a significant fall in reported Coalition casualty events in Iraq, the fierce battle for control of Raqqa meant August was the third deadliest month for non-combatants.

Former Coalition commander Lt Gen Townsend responds to Airwars article on Raqqa

Lt Gen Stephen Townsend, former commander of the US-led Coalition, takes issue with Airwars assessments of Raqqa civilian casualties

Civilian deaths mount in Raqqa amid Coalition denials

The Coalition’s top commander has repeatedly questioned whether large numbers of civilians are dying, even as international investigations are released.

International airstrikes and civilian casualty claims in Iraq and Syria: July 2017

Coalition munition use – and civilian deaths – each drop by one third at Raqqa, as SDF campaign to capture city slows

Despite public denials, Belgium linked to two confirmed civilian casualty events

Coalition declares as ‘credible’ two Belgian civilian casualty events – yet secrecy continues

Children pay high price in fight to take Raqqa from ISIS

Coalition commander plays down high civilian toll in Syria, despite findings of monitors and investigators