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Killings Database – Year 2007

 

 

The Ramadi & Baghdad Killings - February 2007

 

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Background - February 21st, 2007

 

“U.S. troops battled insurgents in fierce fighting that killed at least 12 people in the volatile Sunni city of Ramadi, the military said today. Iraqi authorities said the dead included women and children. The six-hour firefight began after U.S. troops were attacked by insurgents with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades Wednesday evening in eastern Ramadi, said marine spokesman 1st Lt. Shawn Mercer. The fighting ended after ‘precision-guided munitions’ damaged a number of buildings being used by the insurgents, he said. Twelve insurgents were killed and three wounded, Mercer said. He said there were no civilian casualties. However, Dr. Hafidh Ibrahim of the Ramadi Hospital said 26 people, including four women and children, were killed when three houses were damaged in the fighting. An Associated Press photographer saw the bodies of two small boys wrapped in a blanket, one with a bloody face, the other ashen and with mud on his mouth, his hands crossed on his chest. Four or five bodies were covered by blankets, while several men pulled at a pile of rubble and concrete bricks outside, apparently the wreckage of one of the destroyed houses. […]”

 

Excerpt of an “Associated Press” article from February 22nd, 2007.

After the firefight: Killed Iraqi boy

 

Media Reports

 

February 24th, 2007 - Iraqi Children Killed in Baghdad Clash

1 news article by Reuters

 

February 23rd, 2007 - U.S. Investigates Report of Iraqi Civilians Killed

1 news article by Reuters

 

February 22nd, 2007 - Civilians Die As U.S. Troops, Insurgents Clash

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

 

Military Reports

 

February 21st, 2007 - Seven Terrorists Killed, 13 Detained In VBIED, Foreign Fighter Raids

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

 

War Scenes from Ramadi & Baghdad

Ramadi - After the air attack I

Ramadi - After the air attack II

Baghdad - After the firefight

 

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Background

 

1) Relatives identify the body of a boy, recovered from the rubble of houses destroyed during clashes between U.S. forces and insurgents in Ramadi, 100 km west of Baghdad. - February 22, 2007 - Reuters;

 

War Scenes from Ramadi

 

1) Iraqis search for survivors amid the rubble of a bombed house in the city of Ramadi, western Iraq. - February 22nd, 2007 - Basem Al-Anbari/Agence France Presse;

2) Residents search for bodies in the rubble of houses destroyed during clashes between U.S. forces and insurgents in Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad. - February 22nd, 2007 - Reuters;

3) An Iraqi child lies dead on the ground in Zaafaraniya, south of Baghdad. - February 23rd, 2007 - Reuters;

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