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This photo, taken Oct. 27, 2019, the day after the raid on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's compound in Syria, shows the van that was targeted by U.S. airstrikes. Photos of the van prompted questions about who was targeted. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon files reveal flaws in U.S. claims about Syrian casualties in Baghdadi raid

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Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks as a picture of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is displayed during a news briefing on Oct. 30, 2019, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. McKenzie spoke to reporters to provide an update on the special operations raid that targeted the Islamic State leader in Idlib province, Syria. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman walks past a wrecked van near the northwestern Syrian village of Barisha. Local residents and medical staff told NPR that noncombatant civilians who were in the van were injured and killed last year the night of the U.S. raid on the compound of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The military says the men were combatants but found no weapons. Ibrahim Yasouf/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon Says 2 Men Killed In Baghdadi Raid Were Combatants But Offers Little Evidence

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Syrians ride a motorcycle past a burned vehicle near the village of Barisha in the Idlib province of Syria, near where U.S. forces raided the compound of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Local residents tell NPR that noncombatant civilians were killed and injured in the van the night of the U.S. raid. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Investigates Possible Civilian Deaths During Baghdadi Raid In Syria

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President Trump on Monday released a photograph of the dog used in the weekend raid in Syria that resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State. The dog was injured in the operation but is making a full recovery, defense officials say. President Trump's Twitter account hide caption

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Dog Injured In Syrian Terrorist Raid Is Hailed As A Hero In The Mission

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Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, purportedly seen here in video posted in 2014, had not been heard publicly for nearly a year — until Thursday, when ISIS released a possible audio recording of Baghdadi. AP hide caption

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The ravaged Great Mosque of al-Nuri, as seen through rubble in the Old City of Mosul on Thursday. Iraqi forces say they've recaptured the landmark, where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the group's "caliphate" in 2014. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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