The sun going down over Raqqa
There is growing concern about the humanitarian situation in the north and north east of Syria. The World Food Programme have delivered some aid but there are many areas with next to nothing. Why is this? There are continuing problems with cross-border aid from Turkey, and the various partners of the coalition have new rules of engagement. Civilians are taking a lot of hits from the airstrikes and casualties/fatalities are never reported in full. In addition, there are concerns about the use of white phosphorus by coalition forces.