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Project datasets

The project team, with the assistance of researchers at the Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies and the Afghan Institute of Strategic Studies, built a database of violent events that took place in the Afghan (2001-2018) and Syrian (2011-2017) civil wars.

Given the nature of both of the wars, and the difficulty of corroborating events or casualty figures amid the fog of war and the heavily polarised context, neither database purports to be a fully comprehensive account of the events that took place. They nonetheless represent an important account of how the wars were reported in the media. The dataset codebook is available here.

  • Download the Afghanistan dataset here
  • Download the Syria dataset here