Airwars, a UK-based conflict monitoring group, claimed on Wednesday that it has obtained data from the US Department of Defense (the Pentagon) on nearly all cases of civilian casualties and damage in Iraq and Syria. , according to up to 13,000 civilians were killed by US forces between 2014 and 2019.
Airwars indicated that the information obtained by the US Army after more than three years of efforts is “the most accurate and complete data ever publicly disclosed” by the Pentagon on civilian casualties inflicted by the operations of the US-led coalition in Syria and Iraq for the past five years. However, they are only deaths admitted by the US Army.
According to the data, obtained by this NGO, the total number of civilians killed by the forces of the so-called coalition during their supposed war against the terrorist group Daesh is somewhere in the range of 8,310 to 13,187.
The information, which included location data, allowed Airwars to create a map with the exact locations and dates of the operations, as well as the number, and sometimes even the names, of the civilian casualties who perished in the coalition attacks.
For its part, the Independent Commission of Inquiry for Syria of the United Nations (UN) has denounced that the indiscriminate and reckless attacks by the coalition may constitute “war crimes.”