The following is an archived copy of a message sent to a Discussion List run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.

Views expressed in this archived message are those of the author, not of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.

[Main archive index/search] [List information] [Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq Homepage]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

US attack kills 14, injures many Iraqis (fwd)

Iraq: U.S. Bombing Kills 14 Civilians (Associated Press)
U.S. and British warplanes carried out bombing raids in southern Iraq on
Thursday, and the Iraqi military said 14 civilians had been killed and 19
injured, the highest casualty claim made by Iraq in months.
For the full story, go to: 
BBC Story below

BBC News Online Thursday, 6 April, 2000, 18:25 GMT 19:25 UK

Iraq raids 'kill civilians'

Bombing raids have been continuing since December 1998 Fourteen Iraqis
have been killed and 19 wounded in US-British raids on the south of
the country, according to Iraqi officials.

A military spokesman in the Iraqi capital Baghdad said it was the
highest casualty figure for any raid since August.

The Iraqi News Agency, quoting an unidentified Air Defence spokesman,
said warplanes bombed residential areas and civilian installations.

The report did not specify the nature of the targets in Thursday's
attack but said planes flew over six provinces in the southern no-fly

US and British air force officials have denied firing at civilian

In August, Iraq said 19 civilians were killed and 11 injured during
attacks in the north and south of the country.

Thursday's attack brings to 162 the number of people who have been
killed in the US-British bombings since they started in December 1998,
according to the French news agency Agence France Presse.

The no-fly zones were set up after the Gulf War in 1991 to provide
aerial protection for the Shia Muslims in the south and Kurds in the

This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq
For removal from list, email
Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website:

[Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq Homepage]