At least 200 civilians have been killed by Russian airstrikes in Syria since Russia’s air campaign began there in September, according to a new report by Amnesty International. Amnesty has called the strikes “serious failures to respect international humanitarian law” and said they may amount to war crimes.
The report primarily focuses on 25 Russian strikes from Sept. 30 until Nov. 29 in Homs, Hama, Idlib, Latakia and Aleppo provinces. The entirety of the analysis, according to the report, was conducted “remotely” and used phone interviews with people on the ground, videos and other imagery. Amnesty also utilized open-source publications and consulted with a number of other agencies, including the United Nations.