Thousands of civilians were killed during the battle for Mosul, but there is no official death toll.
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.
Iraqi forces supported by the international Coalition have driven so-called Islamic State from the nation’s cities and towns. The cost in lives has been significant.
The Commission also accused the US of violating international humanitarian law when it bombed a mosque in March.
At least 120 Russian casualty events have already been alleged for April – a steep rise with grim implications for Syria’s civilians
More than 450 civilians died in likely Coalition strikes in the last months of Obama’s presidency. In contrast with Aleppo, the world’s media was mostly silent.
Russia is marking the first year of a bombing campaign in Syria with some of its deadliest strikes yet, leaving hundreds of civilian casualties in just the past week in besieged Eastern Aleppo – and effectively scuttling diplomatic efforts to pause the war. According to local monitors more than 3,000 civilians have so far been…Continue reading