On March 17, US warplanes attacked a handful of buildings in the city of Mosul, leveling the buildings and burying a massive number of civilians within. US officials have since admitted that they were “probably” responsible for the deaths of civilians in the attacks.
Estimates varied, and the Iraqi government has now offered some guidance on the matter, confirming they’ve recovered 278 civilian bodies from the rubble so far, and that there are still more to be found. This was at the higher end of estimates previously offered by third parties.
This confirmation of the toll, which is likely to keep rising as bodies are found, already makes this the single deadliest US strike of the entire ISIS war. It is also in the ballpark of the deadliest airstrikes in the history of modern warfare.
With Pentagon officials conceding at least “probable” blame, and Iraq providing specific death tolls, it remains to be seen how the Pentagon will handle this incident in next month’s report on civilian tolls. The Pentagon’s reports usually dramatically under count the number of civilians claimed, but the sheer size of this incident will make it difficult to bury.
4 thoughts on “Iraqi Officials: Last Month’s US Mosul Strike Killed Nearly 300 Civilians”
I am sure Nikki Haley will comment on this, right?
The unofficial Pentagon solution might be to try and top it, thereby removing the original incident from the headlines.
Attack Was Single Deadliest US Strike of the War
Killed Nearly 300 Civilians…
Coverage of this current USG atrocity is almost nonexistent in
the corporate MSM. This is the same pro-war PR machine for the
Pentagon that claimed only goats and sheep were killed after
USG bombers leveled an Afghan village in October 2001.
The hapless, worthless corporate MSM is a joke, including the
FOX News which paid 13 million bucks to 5 women to cover the
fat ass of its philandering big mouth stooge.
The people that ordered, and the people who carried out this terrorist attack should be held accountable the same way the US would hold ISIS accountable if they attacked the US in this manner.
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