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
Turkish and Russian military actions in Syria led to significant civilian casualties – while claims against the Coalition remained at a low level
Civilian deaths from Coalition actions were up by more than 200% in 2017, as the war against ISIS pushed deep into cities
With ISIS mostly defeated, Airwars tracked a major fall in reported Coalition civilian casualties in November. Russia remains a problem.
Civilians paid a heavy price in the final days of battle for Raqqa – with thousands of Coalition munitions raining down on the city.
As strikes targeting ISIS in Iraq wind down, an air-backed race against Islamic State in Syria has put civilians in extreme danger.