Coalition civilian casualty claims for 2017 indicate record number of fatalities in Iraq and Syria
Alleged Coalition civilian casualty events continue at record levels – again outpacing Russia’s reported actions in Syria
January 2017 saw highest-ever reported civilian fatalities from Coalition airstrikes – outdoing Russia’s actions in Syria
Recent improvements in civilian casualty reporting remain in place, despite transition from Obama to Trump
Turkey is the 13th member of the US-led Coalition against ISIL. Yet its unilateral military adventures in northern Syria and Iraq are often directly at odds with its ‘allies’.
Likely non-combatant deaths from Coalition actions in Iraq and Syria rose by 70 percent compared to 2015. And thousands of civilians died in likely Russian airstrikes throughout 2016.
Thanks to a ceasefre and partial drawdown, likely civilian deaths from Russian airstrikes in Syria fell significantly during Spring 2016. But the decline proved short-term.
Record numbers of civilian fatalities were reported in November 2016 from both Coalition and Russian airstrikes