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The Hidden War: Canada in Iraq and Syria

The Hidden War: Canada in Iraq

Since the beginning of the air campaign in Iraq and Syria, the coalition has conducted nearly 8,000 airstrikes. Nearly 200 of those are Canadian. To date, the coalition claims its airstrikes have killed only two civilians. Canada claims its airstrikes have not killed any.

However, a fifth estate investigation raises questions about how diligent the Canadian and U.S. militaries have been in looking into allegations of civilian casualties. It also found nearly 50 credible allegations — involving as many as 600 possible deaths — that merit further review.

Click below to see both the Canadian airstrikes and casualty reports involving coalition airstrikes plotted on two maps.

Canadian Airstrikes Casualty Allegations
  • November 1,
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