The Civilian Casualty Files


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      The Civilian Casualty Files

      The New York Times is making public hundreds of the Pentagon’s confidential assessments of reports of civilian casualties resulting from U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

       By Azmat KhanLila HassanSarah Almukhtar and

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      Children playing where a school once stood in East Mosul, Iraq, the site of a January 2017 airstrike.
      CreditAli Al-Baroodi for The New York Times

      What to Know About the Civilian Casualty Files

      A New York Times investigation found that the American air war in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan has been plagued by flawed intelligence, poor targeting and thousands of civilian deaths.