civilian casualties


10 times more civilians died in Battle for Mosul than previously claimed, report says

The fight to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul was one of the last and most significant victories in the Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition’s offensive against the Islamic State. But it came at a cost far greater than originally understood.
Alexa Liautaud

Saudi Arabia accused of war crimes in Yemen over airstrikes

Tim Hume

U.S.-led airstrikes killed 472 civilians in Syria in past month, monitor says

Alexa Liautaud

War Under Trump Means More Troops, More Deaths, and Less Caution

A military analyst explains the differences between Trump and Obama when it comes to conflict in the Middle East.
Eve Peyser
war and conflict

Dozens of civilians reportedly killed by US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria

Human rights groups say US-led coalition airstrikes killed at least 56 civilians in and around the besieged city of Manbij in northern Syria on Monday and Tuesday.
Benjamin Gilbert

An Expert Explains Why Iraq's Battle Against ISIS for Fallujah Is So Important

The end of a brutal siege could be a badly needed victory for the Iraqi army—or an opportunity for ISIS to score more propaganda points.
Mike Pearl

US Sends B-52 Bombers to Qatar to Join the Fight Against the Islamic State

The commander of US Air Forces Central Command said the long-range bombers would enable US forces to use precision targeting and “minimize civilian casualties."
Reuters and VICE News
war and conflict

US-led Coalition Airstrikes Have Killed at Least 380 Civilians in Syria, Rights Group Says

The monitoring group said that it had documented these deaths, including 99 children and 67 women, among a total of 4,643 mortalities resulting from Operation Inherent Resolve.
Benjamin Gilbert
middle east

Russia Is Killing a Lot of Civilians in Syria — But the US Coalition Allegedly Is Too

While Russian airstrikes are thought to have left dozens of civilians dead on Monday alone, rights groups say a US-led coalition airstrike killed 15 civilians on the same day.
Samuel Oakford

War-Related Violence in Afghanistan Killed and Injured More Civilians Than Ever Last Year

A new UN report shows that civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across the country in the wake of the withdrawal of most international troops.
VICE News and Reuters
war and conflict

Monitor Accuses Russia and Syria of 'Revenge Massacres' After Airstrikes Reportedly Kill 164

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from a recent wave of Russian and Syrian airstrikes has risen to 164 over the past 72 hours.

We Spoke to the Activists Live-Tweeting Airstrikes on Islamic State's Raqqa Stronghold

Members of the underground activist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently confirmed that the attacks so far appear to have hit only non-civilian targets.
Avi Asher-Schapiro