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Pentagon files NPR obtained in its investigation of casualties in the Baghdadi raid

NPR is making publicly available files that the Pentagon released through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, regarding reports of civilian casualties in the 2019 U.S. operation targeting ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria.

An NPR investigation found flaws in the Pentagon's claim that deadly airstrikes did not hit civilians.

Pentagon documents relating to this incident that NPR obtained:

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Daniel Estrin is NPR's international correspondent in Jerusalem.
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