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The Jalameda/Ishaqi Massacre

 

Background

Media Reports

Funeral Video

Military Reports

Photo Credits

 

Background - December 8th, 2006

 

“Iraqi and U.S. officials disputed each others' accounts of an overnight raid and air strike on Friday that killed up to 20 people in a new sign of friction over allegations of American troops killing civilians. The U.S. military said ground forces with air support killed 20 suspected al Qaeda militants […] in an area north of the capital where the Sunni Arab insurgency is strong. Police and officials in Ishaqi, 90 km north of Baghdad, said the bodies of 17 civilians, including six women and five children, were found in the rubble of two homes. ‘The Americans have done this before but they always deny it,’ Ishaqi Mayor Amer Alwan told Reuters by telephone. ‘I want the world to know what's happening here.’”

 

Excerpt of Reuters article from December  8th, 2006.

Iraqi villagers gather around the victims of U.S. attack

Media Reports

 

December 10th, 2006 - Angry Iraqis Bury Victims of U.S. Airstrike

1 news article by Reuters

 

December 9th, 2006 - U.S. and Iraqi Accounts Vary Concerning Airstrike That Kills at Least 20

1 news article by the New York Times

 

December 9th, 2006 - Photos Confirm US Raid Child Deaths

1 news article by Al Jazeera

 

December 8th, 2006 - Iraqis, U.S. Dispute Deadly Raid in New Friction

1 news article by Reuters

 

The Funeral Video

 

 

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Military Reports

 

December 8th, 2006 - 20 Terrorists Killed, Weapons Caches Destroyed

Press release by the Multi-National Force-Iraq Combined Press Information Center

 

“Baghdad, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed 20 terrorists Friday morning while targeting al-Qaida terrorists in the Thar Thar area. Coalition Forces targeted the location based on intelligence reports that indicated associates with links to multiple al-Qaida in Iraq networks were operating in the area. Ground forces were searching buildings at the targeted location when they began receiving heavy machine gunfire from one of the buildings. The ground forces returned fire, killing two armed terrorists.

 

“Despite efforts to subdue the remaining armed terrorists, Coalition Forces continued to be threatened by enemy fire, causing forces to call in close air support. A Coalition aircraft performed the air strike, resulting in 18 more armed terrorists killed. 

 

“During a search of the objective, Coalition Forces found multiple weapons caches consisting of AK-47s, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, anti-personnel mines, explosives, blasting caps and suicide vests.  All these items were destroyed on site. Coalition Forces also found that two of the terrorists killed were women. Al-Qaida in Iraq has both men and women supporting and facilitating their operations unfortunately. 

 

“This is another step closer to defeating al-Qaida in Iraq and helping establish a safe and peaceful Iraq. Coalition Forces will continue to target not only senior al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders, but all terrorists regardless of their titles or positions within the community. […]”

 

War Scenes from Jalameda

Jalameda house after airstrike

Iraqis mourn dead villagers

Killed Iraqi boy

Photo Credits

 

Background

 

1) Iraqi residents look at the bodies of victim killed in an overnight U.S. raid and air strike in the Iraqi town of Ishaqi, north of Baghdad. - December 8th, 2006 - Nuhad Hussin/Reuters;

 

War Scenes from Jalameda

 

1) Iraqis inspect a building that was destroyed in an air raid in a village near Thar Thar Lake in Salahuddin province northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday - December 8th, 2006 - Hameed Rasheed/AP;

2) Jalameda villagers and a killed Iraqi boy. - December 8th, 2006 - Al Jazeera;

3) Killed Iraqi boy from Jalameda - December 8th, 2006 - Al Jazeera;

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