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Iraq: BBC Documentary on Abu Sifa/Isahaqi Massacre - June 2nd, 2006

 

Background

 

“The BBC has uncovered new video evidence that US forces may have been responsible for the deliberate killing of 11 innocent Iraqi civilians. The video appears to challenge the US military's account of events that took place in the town of Ishaqi in March. The US said at the time four people died during a military operation, but Iraqi police claimed that US troops had deliberately shot the 11 people. A spokesman for US forces in Iraq told the BBC an inquiry was under way. [… A] report filed by Iraqi police accused US troops of rounding up and deliberately shooting 11 people in the house, including five children and four women, before blowing up the building. The video tape obtained by the BBC shows a number of dead adults and children at the site with what our world affairs editor John Simpson says were clearly gunshot wounds. […]”

Excerpt of a BBC News article from June 2nd, 2006.

Destroyed house after U.S. aerial attack

 

The Video

 

 

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Screenshots

Residents search for the dead

Bullet holes in car

Killed child

Video Credits

 

1) The video is a short BBC News documentary, which was aired on June 2nd, 2006.

 

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