Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria
|Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria|
|Casualties and losses|
|Minimum civilians killed: 6,716|
Since August 2014, multiple airstrikes have been conducted by the US-led coalition states (US, UK, France, Netherlands) in Iraq and Syria. The strikes started during the administration of Barack Obama and extended in presidency of Donald Trump. There have been a total of 14,352 coalition strikes in Iraq and 16,691 in Syria with many civilian casualties. The coalition, dropped over 20,000 bombs on Raqqa. 80% of the city was declared uninhabitable by the UN, and 1,800 civilians are thought to have been killed.
Timeline[edit | edit source]
2014[edit | edit source]
- August 2014: A total of 211 US-conducted airstrikes in Mosul Dam, Irbil, Sinjar and Amirli in Iraq.
- September 2014: A total of 763 airstrikes conducted in Iraq and Syria. Claimed civilian casualties from coalition actions continued to mount, with a number of incidents reported across Iraq and Syria.
- October 2014: The coalition air forces continued to intensify, with more than 400 airstrikes reported across both Iraq and Syria- in which more than 1,600 munitions were dropped.
- November 2014: The coalition dropped 1,407 munitions on Iraq and Syria in 358 reported airstrikes. Canada became the final country to join the coalition in Iraq. More than 60 non-combatants were claimed killed in up to 18 incidents across Iraq and Syria.
- December 2014: More than 460 airstrikes targeted Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, with 1,867 bombs and missiles dropped. More than 50 civilians died in a single incident in Syria on December 28th
2015[edit | edit source]
- January 2015: The month witnessed the most intense coalition bombing yet, with more than 620 strikes releasing 2,308 weapons across Syria and Iraq.
- February 2015: 1756 airstrikes were launched in Iraq and Syria by coalition group. Western allies of the US in Iraq were now carrying out 30-40% of all strikes.
- March 2015: 1600 munitions dropped by coaltion in areas of Kobani, Mosul, Ramadi, Rawah, Sinjar and Tal Afah. At the beginning of March, the Iraqi government announced that they would soon launch a military operation with the Kurdish Peshmerga and other allies to regain the city of Mosul, which was under ISIL control since 10 June 2014. On 10 March, U.S.-led warplanes dropped scraps of paper in Mosul, advising residents to evacuate the city and stay away from ISIL locations, because of those imminent military operations.
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2016[edit | edit source]
- January 2016: A total of 2695 strikes conducted by coalition forces in Iraq and Syria.
- February 2016: 2054 air bombs dropped in areas of Albu Hayyat, Habbaniyah, Kisik, Mosul, Qayyarah, Ramadi and Sinjar in Iraq while targeted Ar Raqqah, Dayr Az Zawr and Manbij in Syria.
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2017[edit | edit source]
" January 2017: As many as 3606 airstrikes by coalition forces in Iraq and Syria.
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2018[edit | edit source]
" January 2018: 448 coalition led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria with multiple fatalities.
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See also[edit | edit source]
- List of drone strikes in Yemen
- American airstrikes in Somalia
- List of drone strikes in Pakistan
- List of drone strikes in Afghanistan
- Airstrikes in Libya
References[edit | edit source]
- "Airwars Home – new".
- "U.S. Drone Strikes in Iraq and Syria - Washington Spectator - Washington Spectator". washingtonspectator.org.
- "Monthly airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as of October 2018 - Statistic". Statista.
- "Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby on Airst".
- "Military reports – November 2014".
- "Hundreds of US troops now deployed in Iraq's Anbar province".
- "Military reports – December 2014".
- "Military reports – January 2015".
- "Military reports – March 2015".
- "ISIS threatens: any civilian leaves Mosul to be beheaded - ARA News". 11 March 2015.
- "Military reports – January 2016".
- "Update: air strikes against Daesh".
- "Military reports – January 2017".
- "Military reports – January 2018".
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