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.

Airwars monthly assessment: January 2018

Turkish and Russian military actions in Syria led to significant civilian casualties – while claims against the Coalition remained at a low level

Reported civilian casualties from Turkish military actions in Iraq and Syria: 2018

New Airwars monitoring project tracks civilian harm from Turkish military actions – as well as reported casualties from Kurdish counterfire

Airwars annual assessment 2017: civilians paid a high price for major Coalition gains

Civilian deaths from Coalition actions were up by more than 200% in 2017, as the war against ISIS pushed deep into cities

Reported civilian and ‘friendly fire’ deaths from Coalition airstrikes January-March 2018

Despite a significant decline in Coalition actions against ISIS, reported civilian harm continued into 2018.

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

With ISIS mostly defeated, Airwars tracked a major fall in reported Coalition civilian casualties in November. Russia remains a problem.

Intensity of Coalition’s Raqqa bombardment greater than for all of Afghanistan, official data shows

On average one Coalition bomb, missile or artillery shell struck Raqqa every eight minutes in August – with local monitors reporting a devastating toll on civilians

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.