Fatalities in Turkey

2018 started as a fairly calm year for Turkey; reported fatality numbers were low and trends suggested they may continue falling. However, since February, there has been a dramatic spike in the number of reported fatalities. Surprisingly, these reported fatalities are largely attributed to battles rather than incidents of remote violence, specifically shelling and missile…

Violence in the Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Global attention is focused on the humanitarian crisis in the Eastern Ghouta, the rebel enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital (United Nations, 2018). Escalating violence in the area is a development in the making since at least September 2017. The intensification of incidents, particularly airstrikes, has also led to a peak in the…