At least 120 Russian casualty events have already been alleged for April – a steep rise with grim implications for Syria’s civilians
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
Alleged Coalition civilian casualty events continue at record levels – again outpacing Russia’s reported actions in Syria
UN says at least 300 civilians died in Turkey’s battle for al-Bab – setting dangerous precedent for north Syria
For first time since Russia intervened in Syria US-led Coalition airstrikes are reportedly killing more civilians
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