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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] 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? 1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A31377-2004Sep18?language=printer ------------ Daniel O'Huiginn firstname.lastname@example.org 07745 192426 24, Priory Road, Cambridge ------------ _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk