Moscow’s intervention in Syria – its most successful military adventure in decades – looks poised to restore the Assad government. Thousands of civilians have died in the process.
Overall, more than 3,700 civilians have been alleged killed in international military actions in Syria so far this year.
Reported civilian deaths from Russian actions were up by a third in Syria during the first six months of 2018. While claims against the Coalition were sharply down, several hundred civilians were still likely killed by the US-led alliance.
Coalition-attributed civilian casualties in Syria were up during May, while those blamed on Russia were sharply down.
More than 1,200 civilians were alleged killed by Russian actions in Syria during March – setting a grim new record
Significant civilian casualties continued from reported Russian strikes in Syria’s eastern Ghouta; and from Turkish actions in Afrin
In 2015, the UN Commission said it wouldn’t investigate foreign airstrikes in Syria. Now it is citing Security Council members for unlawful strikes.
Thirty months into its Syria campaign, Russia is reportedly killing more civilians than ever