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

As strikes targeting ISIS in Iraq wind down, an air-backed race against Islamic State in Syria has put civilians in extreme danger.

Russia blamed for sharp rise in civilian deaths during battle for Deir Ezzor

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.

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.

UN Inquiry ‘gravely concerned’ about Syrian civilians killed by Coalition

The Commission also accused the US of violating international humanitarian law when it bombed a mosque in March.

Civilian deaths mount in Raqqa amid Coalition denials

The Coalition’s top commander has repeatedly questioned whether large numbers of civilians are dying, even as international investigations are released.

International airstrikes and civilian casualty claims in Iraq and Syria: July 2017

Coalition munition use – and civilian deaths – each drop by one third at Raqqa, as SDF campaign to capture city slows