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[casi-analysis] water

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Dear list,

In the process of re-conquering the city of Tall Afar, the US 'turned off'
the water supply to the city (population 250,000) for 'at least three
days', according to Sunday's Washington Post (1). Then, when their attack
drove 150,000 people out of Tall Afar, they 'did not provide food, water
or other asssistance to people fleeing the city':

'"For the last few days it's been bugging the crap out of me," Bloomer [a
US soldier] said. "You had pregnant women and children, and we have all
this food and water stockpiled. We could have easily gotten it to them.'

My question to the list: is this a one-off atrocity, or is cutting off
water supplies to civilians a standard part of US tactics?


Daniel O'Huiginn
07745 192426
24, Priory Road, Cambridge

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