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U.S.-Led Coalition in Iraq Killing Far More Civilians Than Acknowledged

HeadlineNov 17, 2017

An 18-month investigation by The New York Times has revealed the U.S.-led military coalition is killing far more civilians in Iraq than it has acknowledged. The Pentagon claims that during its air war against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, just 89 of its airstrikes have killed civilians since 2014. But an on-the-ground investigation by reporters Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal found the actual rate of civilian deaths may be 31 times higher than the U.S. is admitting. They write, “In terms of civilian deaths, this may be the least transparent war in recent American history.”

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