On 6 November 2016, a strike was intended to hit a car carrying members of ISIS, but the explosion was so large that it destroyed two nearby cars as well. In one of them, Younes Mahmood Thanoun, pictured here, was travelling with his father. He was thrown from the vehicle and badly wounded. Thanoun described how, when he realised that his father was trapped in the flaming car, he tried to drag himself back to the vehicle but was shot by an ISIS fighter who feared that this activity would cause the jets to drop another bomb. Younes's father and two other civilians died in the strike. According to the Pentagon's report, which included no finding of wrongdoing, the explosion was so large because a decision was made to save lower-collateral weapons
for future strikes.

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Ivor Prickett/Panos Pictures
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Mosul
Country
Iraq
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3335 x 5000 pixels
28.24 x 42.33 cm (300 dpi)
11.12 x 16.67 inch (300 dpi)
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