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Killings Database – Year 2008

 

 

The Iskandariya/Adwar Killings

 

Background

Media Reports

Military Reports

Photo Credits

 

Background - February 2nd/4th, 2008

 

“Three Iraqis were killed, including a woman, and at least one child was wounded after American soldiers stormed a tiny one-room house north of Baghdad and opened fire, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Tuesday. It was the second time in as many days that the U.S. military admitted involvement in the death of Iraqi civilians. On Monday, the military said it had accidentally killed nine Iraqi civilians, including a child, in an air strike targeting ‘al-Qaida in Iraq’ south of Baghdad. The latest killings took place north of the capital, and the military said its soldiers killed two men in self-defence. It said it did not know who shot the woman or the child. In both cases, the U.S. military acknowledged involvement only in response to news media inquiries. […]”

 

Excerpt of an Associated Press article from February 8th, 2008.

After the killings in Adwar

 

Media Reports

 

February 8th, 2008 - At Least 3 Iraqis Killed, Possibly All Civilians, in US Raid

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

February 6th, 2008 - Civilian Deaths Eyed

2 news articles by the Associated Press & Los Angeles Times

 

February 5th, 2008 - Iraq: 4 Killed in US Raid

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

February 4th, 2008 - Civilian Deaths in U.S. Military Strike Bring Worries of Sunni Backlash

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

 

Military Reports

 

February 5th, 2008 - Two Men, One Woman Killed in Raid, Child Injured

Press Release by the Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory, Multi-National Corps, Iraq

 

“[…] Tikrit – Two men and a woman were killed during an intelligence-driven raid on a suspected terrorist cell, which involved a small arms fire exchange between Coalition Forces and and two suspected cell members near Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 5.

 

“While entering a building, Coalition Soldiers were attacked by small arms fire. The Soldiers returned fire. Upon initial inspection, Coalition Forces discovered two men dead, a woman dead and an injured child. The child received leg injuries and was air-evacuated to a Coalition hospital.

 

“The incident remains under investigation. […]”

 

War Scenes from Adwar

After U.S. raid

U.S. patrol in Adwar

After U.S. raid

 

Photo Credits

 

Background

 

1) Men pray during the funeral of an Iraqi couple and their son killed when the US military stormed their house in the village of Adwar, 15 kilometers south of Tikrit. Iraq. Couples two daughters were wounded, one of them died later on. - February 5th, 2008 - Hameed Rasheed/AP;

 

War Scenes from Adwar

 

1) Relatives mourn inside the house where the U.S. military killed an Iraqi couple and their teenage son in the village of Adwar, 15 kilometers (10 miles) south of Tikrit. Iraq, after American soldiers stormed their one-room house and opened fire. Couples two daughters were wounded , one of them died later on. - February 5th, 2008 - Hameed Rasheed/AP;

2) U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division walk the streets of Adwar, Iraq, during a raid. - November 15th, 2005 - Jose Ferufino/U.S. Army;

3) Women mourn by the bodies of an Iraqi couple killed when the U.S. military stormed their house in the village of Adwar, 15 kilometers (10 miles) south of Tikrit. Iraq. Couples teenage son was killed also and two daughters were wounded , one of them died later on. - February 5th, 2008 - Hameed Rasheed/AP;

 

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