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Apologies if this already posted. Today's Independent has UK and US absolutely denying the attack. But then, they denied bombing flocks of sheep .... Tun Myat has done a huge disservice by abandoning von Sponeck's instigation of the UN Security people investigating each bombing. best, felicity a. Wednesday June 20, 10:01 PM Twenty-three Iraqis killed, 11 hurt in US-British raid over northern Iraq - A US-British air raid over northern Iraq has left 23 Iraqis dead and 11 others wounded, the official INA news agency reported. The Iraqis were killed when warplanes hit a piece of land being used as a football pitch in Tel Afr, 45 kilometres (28 miles) west of Mosul, INA said Wednesday. The agency denounced the bombing as "another vile crime carried out by the United States and its ally, Britain against the combattant Iraqi people." Tel Afr residents "buried their dead on Wednesday ... shouting out their anger against this American and British crime," INA said, not specifying when the attack took place. There are almost-daily clashes between Iraq and US and British planes patrolling the northern and southern exclusion zones aimed at enforcing the military restrictions imposed on President Saddam Hussein's regime after the 1991 Gulf War. Baghdad does not recognise the zones, and claims that 350 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in raids by the Americans and British since 1998. The latest deaths come just a day after an Iraqi military spokesman said anti-aircraft defences had hit a British or US warplane during bombing raids on civilian targets in the north of the country. Earlier Tuesday, Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz called on UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to put an end to the US-British raids, dubbing them an "aggressive policy ... against Iraq that has become a staple since 1991." "The Iraqi government completely rejects the so-called no-fly zones imposed unilaterally by the United states and Britain," Aziz said. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/ -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk