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

More civilians were likely killed by the Coalition in March than any other month of the war against ISIL – with a record number of bombs and missiles also released

Coalition concedes that ‘ISIS HQ’ it bombed in 2015 was a family home

US-led alliance admits to backlog of civilian casualty cases – though insists it will ‘scrupulously assess every single allegation’

Coalition and Iraqi forces not adequately protecting Mosul civilians, says Amnesty

All sides in battle for Mosul “displaying a chilling indifference to devastating suffering caused to city’s civilians,” says human rights monitor

As claims escalate under Trump, Airwars tracks 1,000th alleged Coalition civilian casualty event

Coalition civilian casualty claims for 2017 indicate record number of fatalities in Iraq and Syria

Belgium reports 287 airstrikes since July – and still claims ‘zero civilian casualties’

Despite hundreds of airstrikes Belgium insists it still has ‘a clean record’ on civilian casualties

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

Alleged Coalition civilian casualty events continue at record levels – again outpacing Russia’s reported actions in Syria

Just days into March, hundreds of civilians already reported slain in West Mosul

Hundreds of civilians have reportedly died in several mass casualty events, marking a stark increase in civilian bloodshed at Mosul

Hundreds of civilians killed in Turkish capture of al-Bab, as Ankara eyes Kurdish-held Manbij

UN says at least 300 civilians died in Turkey’s battle for al-Bab – setting dangerous precedent for north Syria