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PHOTOS: Deadly airstrike in Mosul kills scores of civilians

PHOTOS: Deadly airstrike in Mosul kills scores of civilians
A man grieves for his loved ones, who were found dead in the rubble of a destroyed home after reported coalition airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq is investigating whether it was responsible for an airstrike in the west Mosul neighborhood of Aghawat Jadidah on March 17 that local civil defense officials said killed at least 200.

It would be the highest civilian death toll from an airstrike since the battle against the militant group Islamic State began more than two years ago and among the deadliest incidents in modern warfare.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Residents pull carts piled with their possessions through streets strewn with rubble from a suspected coalition airstrike in the Aghawat Jadidah neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Family members help Iraqi civil defense members pull bodies from the rubble in Mosul after airstrikes killed dozens of civilians.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Bodies remain trapped in the rubble of buildings destroyed in the airstrike in Mosul.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

A resident covers his face against the odor of decomposing corpses in the Aghawat Jadidah neighborhood of Mosul.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Family members identify bodies recovered in the rubble of a home.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

A man cries in grief after learning that a loved one had been found dead after the airstrike in Mosul.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Civilians walk past the body of a man identified as an Islamic State militant after the airstrike in the Aghawat Jadidah neighborhood of Mosul.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Residents walk out of a basement where they said they sought refuge from the airstrike.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Turkya Azadin weeps while watching Iraqi civil defense officials recover bodies from rubble just across the street from her home.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Residents help remove bodies from a building damaged in the airstrike in Mosul.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Residents pile bodies in the back of a truck after airstrike in Mosul left scores dead.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

A civil defense official considers the grim puzzle of how to extricate a body trapped in the rubble of a home in the Aghawat Jadidah neighborhood of Mosul.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Residents help Iraqi civil defense officials recover bodies trapped in the rubble of a home destroyed in the airstrike in Mosul.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Family members mourn their dead in the Aghawat Jadidah neighborhood of Mosul.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Mosul residents pile body bags in the back of a truck after recovering the dead from the rubble in Mosul.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Ali Thanoon lost more than 50 members of his family in the Mosul airstrike. He was trapped for five days under the rubble, then hospitalized for weeks.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Aliya Ismail kisses her granddaughter Hawra Hasan, 4, who suffered shrapnel wounds on her face and a broken foot in the airstrike.

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