Tens of thousands of US bombs and missiles helped drive Islamic State from Raqqa. But now the dead are being forgotten.
Several dozen civilians have already been killed in fierce fighting at Afrin – with fears of a heavier toll ahead.
New Airwars monitoring project tracks civilian harm from Turkish military actions – as well as reported casualties from Kurdish counterfire
In the race to capture ISIS territory, hundreds of civilians have been reported killed by airstrikes in Deir Ezzor governorate in the past two weeks. Russia, the regime and Coalition are all active in the area.
The Coalition’s top commander has repeatedly questioned whether large numbers of civilians are dying, even as international investigations are released.
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’.