Report Traces “Neutral” Syria War Observer SOHR Funding to UK Foreign Office

Groups like Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the White Helmets have successfully convinced large swaths of the Western public that they are independent, fair and accurate, even though the sources of their funding betray conflicts of interest and ulterior motives.

LONDON – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a war monitor that has long been considered the “gold standard” by the corporate and alternative media for information on the Syrian conflict, has received significant funding from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office, according to information obtained by British journalist Peter

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US-Coalition Airstrikes Killed 472 Civilians In Syria Last Month

At least 137 children are among the dead.

Thick smoke and flames erupt from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has issued a report today covering the civilian death toll of US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria over the past month, from May 23 to June 23, reporting at least 472 civilians, the largest in any 30-day period since the US started bombing Syria in 2014. The attacks covered two provinces in Syria, with 222

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US Is Killing More Civilians in Syria Air War Than Assad Is

Monitor says US-led coalition killed at least 225 civilians in past month, surpassing 146 civilian deaths caused by Syrian government strikes.

Residents walk through damaged streets at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside, Syria, Thursday, May 18, 2017. A U.S. airstrike struck pro-Syrian government forces hitting a convoy in the desert near the border with Jordan, (AP/Hassan Ammar)

Exemplified by the hundred and some odd people they’ve killed in the last 48 hours, the US is struggling mightily with the narrative that they are taking extraordinary care to limit the number of civilian casualties in the air war in Syria, and are rapidly losing any pretense of a moral high ground. Indeed, the Syrian Observatory for Human

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Over 50 Civilians Killed In Second Day Of US Bombing On Eastern Syria Village

The slain were said to include at least 26 people who were “relatives” of ISIS fighters, including both Syrians and Moroccans. The other nine civilians were just locals, including five children.

The destruction in Maysaloun school in #Tabqah after several ِairstrikes on it yesterday in Raqqa, Syria. (Photo: Twitter @@Raqqa_SL)

Just a day after they bombed a village in the Mayadeen area, near the ISIS capital of Raqqa, US warplanes launched yet more airstrikes, and once again the indications out of the area is that everyone slain in the attacks was a civilian, bringing the two-day toll in excess of 50. Today’s bombings, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human

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New US Airstrikes Kill 30 Civilians Near Iraq, Syria Border

This is the latest in a growing number of US strikes around Syria which have killed civilians, with reports of at least 87 civilians killed in the last five days from US and coalition strikes.

Smoke rises from the Syrian city of Kobani, following US airstrikes outside Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

Adding to the growing civilian death toll caused by US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the US overnight attacked the Syrian border town of Abu Kamal, along the key Iraqi border crossing, killing at least 30 civilians in the process. The US carried out the strikes at 3:00 am, targeting a series of apartment buildings in the town’s residential area.

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Mental Gymnastics: How The Pentagon Misreports Casualty Numbers

In its most recent published numbers, the Pentagon claims to have killed over 70,000 militants since June 2014 while only killing a mere 229 civilians. That’s an alleged hit rate of over 99 percent.

An employee of Doctors Without Borders, MSF, walks inside the charred remains of the organization's hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. (AP/Najim Rahim)

June 2014, around the time ISIS was making headlines across the world, the Wall Street Journal reported that the terror group had 4,000 fighters in Iraq. In September 2014, the CIA released an estimate claiming ISIS had between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters combined in both Iraq and Syria, including 15,000 who were foreign fighters. Almost half

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