An Associated Press investigation revealed that civilian casualties in a US-led attack on the Iraqi city of Mosul were far worse than initially thought.
This past year, Iraqi coalition forces, backed by the United States, attacked Mosul in an attempt to free it from the control of the Islamic State. The battle raged for months, before Mosul was finally abandoned by ISIS in July. The AP conducted an investigation into civilian casualties during the assault, and obtained a list from the city morgue of 9,606 names killed during long battle. Basing their report on this list and several other sources including the UN and Amnesty International, the AP estimates the actual death toll to be somewhere between 9,000 and 11,000 civilians, as they also talked to gravediggers in the city who said they retrieved additional bodies. This overall figure does not include the many mass graves left behind by Islamic […]