Four years of war and ISIS is almost defeated – but at what cost?

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.

Airwars monthly assessment: April 2018

Civilian fatalities from international military actions in both Iraq and Syria were at record low levels during April.

Counting the dead in Mosul

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

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.

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.

More than 1,800 civilians killed overall in defeat of ISIS at Raqqa, say monitors

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.