Netherlands airstrikes in Iraq and Syria: Towards improved transparency and public accountability

Airwars has swiftly become a trusted resource for information on the war against Daesh, widely cited by international journalists and researchers. All declared strikes by Coalition members and Russia are cross-referenced by us against known claims of civilian casualties – allowing journalists and researchers to engage locally with their governments on transparency and accountability issues.

The Netherlands began military operations against so-called Islamic State on October 7th 2014. According to the Ministerie van Defensie, to early February 2016 Dutch F-16s had released more than 1,300 bombs, missiles and cannon shells against Daesh targets. According to our analysis, this makes the Netherlands the fourth most active partner in the military campaign – after the United States, the UK and France.


Date: 02/Mar/2016
Author: Airwars

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