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[casi] "Those cowards are targeting civilians"

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"Those cowards are targeting civilians"

Dr. Geert Van Moorter on the phone from Baghdad, March 29, 12:30 p.m. (Philippine time)

Live broadcast on radio Veritas (Philippines)

"Yesterday we went to a small hospital in the outskirts of Baghdad. We were there only 2 hours 
after the local al-Nasser market in the Shula residential area was hit by a cruise missile. The 
market is located in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Baghdad. Definitely there is no military 
target in a diameter of several kilometers around that market. There are no big buildings, nothing.

The hospital was a scene from hell. Complete chaos. Blood was everywhere. Patients were shouting 
and screaming. Doctors heroically trying to save their patients. One of the doctors tried to 
resuscitate a 2-your old child that was still gasping but to no avail. In that small, 200-bed 
hospital they counted 55 dead, 15 of them children.

I was utterly outraged by what I saw yesterday. It shows once more that the claims about a 
"surgical war" are brazen lies. It is a dirty war where the civilian population dies. The majority 
of the casualties here are even women and children. The people we met at the hospital were enraged. 
"Those cowards!" they shouted, "They don't fight our troops but target civilians instead!"

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