Establishing a U.S. Amends Program in Northeast Syria

Although the U.S. military took measures to spare civilian lives during the joint operation to defeat ISIS in Syria, it acknowledges U.S. responsibility for civilian deaths, injuries, and property damage. Yet remedies for harm unintentionally caused by the U.S.-led coalition have not been afforded to civilians. Consequently, the U.S. should establish an amends program in Northeast Syria, implemented by the U.S. Department of State, that provides targeted support to those who were injured or lost a loved one during U.S. airstrikes, as well as community level support to help deal with the aftermath of the destruction caused by Coalition airstrikes.