Russian and Syrian airstrikes on rebel-held areas “often appeared to be recklessly indiscriminate, deliberately targeted at least one medical facility, and included the use of indiscriminate weapons such as cluster munitions and incendiary weapons.”
During a panel discussion in San Diego, California in 2005, Mattis said: "Actually, it's a lot of fun to fight. You know, it's a hell of a hoot. ... It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up front with you, I like brawling."
In October, Ethiopia accused Egypt and neighbouring Eritrea of supporting outlawed rebels and stoking an unprecedented wave of protests that has led the government to declare a six-month state of emergency.
Airwars, a London-based collective of journalists and researchers, that uses local sources, photographs and media accounts to keep a detailed list of every known coalition airstrike, says the number of likely civilian deaths from coalition strikes is 1,915 at a bare minimum.