The fourth anniversary of the international war against ISIS sees the terror group almost defeated – though many thousands of civilians have died in the heavy fighting.
Civilian fatalities from international military actions in both Iraq and Syria were at record low levels during April.
Thousands of civilians were killed during the battle for Mosul, but there is no official death toll.
Tens of thousands of US bombs and missiles helped drive Islamic State from Raqqa. But now the dead are being forgotten.
In 2015, the UN Commission said it wouldn’t investigate foreign airstrikes in Syria. Now it is citing Security Council members for unlawful strikes.
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.
The former ISIS ‘capital’ has been captured from the terror group after months of hard fighting. But the cost to civilians – and for the city itself – has been high.
Our investigation for the Daily Beast examines why likely civilian deaths in the war against ISIS have doubled under Donald Trump