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At Site of Deaths, Our Reporters Find Cost of U.S.-ISIS Battle

posted on March 28, 2017

The New York Times’s Tim Arango reports from Mosul, Iraq, where dozens of civilians were killed on March 17. The U.S. government is trying to determine if American airstrikes aimed at Islamic State fighters are to blame for the death toll. Arango writes, “The fighting against the Islamic State here has grown more urgent, with Iraqi officers saying the American-led coalition has been quicker to strike urban targets from the air with less time to weigh the risks for civilians.”  Though American military officials disagree, Iraqi officers say that the shocking number of civilian casualties reflect the Trump administration’s push to “speed up the battle for Mosul.”

Read at The New York Times