Cost to oust Islamic State from Mosul: 9,000+ civilians dead

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A family disinters the body of a loved one from their garden in Mosul on Oct. 9 for forensic investigation, as required for a death certificate for those killed during the final battle to oust Islamic State. An Associated Press investigation found between 9,000 and 11,000 civilians died in the nine-month fight, including many whose bodies were buried in haste or trapped by rubble during the chaos of the fighting.

MOSUL, Iraq — Between 9,000 and 11,000 people were killed in the nine-month battle to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times higher than has been previously reported, an Associated Press investigation has found.