News Roundup 3/29/17

  • Trump signs an executive order undoing some of Obama’s executive actions on climate change issues. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • US officials say there has not been a loosening of the rules that allow airstrikes to have civilian casualties. Civilian casualties by US airstrikes have increased in Syria and Iraq recently. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Last week, the US government denied carrying out the strike that hit a Syrian school and killed 33 civilians. This week, the US government admits carried out the strike but denies that civilians died in the strike. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Russia accuses the US of bombing near a dam and destroying other important civilian infrastructure in Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The Syrian government makes a deal with Syrian rebel forces to allow the people of four towns to be evacuated. Two Sunni-majority towns besieged by Assad and two Shi’ite majority towns besieged by rebels will see civilian populations and fighters be moved to more secure areas. [Link] Syria Fyle

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