FAR WORSE

9,000+ Civilians Died in Fight for Mosul

More than 9,000 civilians died in the nine-month fight to reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State terror group, a casualty rate for residents nearly 10 times higher than what was initially reported. Volunteers who worked as gravediggers and morgue workers are now keeping count by retrieving the bodies. “It was the biggest assault on a city in a couple of generations, all told. And thousands died,” said Chris Woods, head of an independent organization called Airways, which documents airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.