Counting the dead in Mosul

Thousands of civilians were killed during the battle for Mosul, but there is no official death toll.

Airwars monthly assessment: February 2018

Significant civilian casualties continued from reported Russian strikes in Syria’s eastern Ghouta; and from Turkish actions in Afrin

UN investigators accuse the US-led Coalition and Russia of likely violating laws of war in Syria

In 2015, the UN Commission said it wouldn’t investigate foreign airstrikes in Syria. Now it is citing Security Council members for unlawful strikes.

Measuring the cost of Iraq’s victory over ISIS

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.

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.

Russian airstrikes and civilian deaths in Syria are rising fast

At least 120 Russian casualty events have already been alleged for April – a steep rise with grim implications for Syria’s civilians

Missing in action: Hundreds of civilian deaths pass unremarked in Obama’s final days

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.

A year of Russian airstrikes leaves thousands dead

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