Iraq: US troops kill two women, one of them pregnant

This video from the USA is called Iraqi Civilian Speeks at anti war rally.

Associated Press reports:


BAGHDAD, Iraq May 31, 2006 — Two Iraqi women were shot to death north of Baghdad after coalition forces fired on a vehicle that failed to stop at an observation post, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

Iraqi police and relatives said one of the women was about to give birth. …

The statement was issued after Iraqi police said a pregnant woman and her cousin were killed by American troops while driving to a maternity hospital in Samarra, a predominantly Sunni city 60 miles north of Baghdad.

The shooting deaths occurred in the wake of an investigation into allegations that U.S. Marines killed unarmed civilians in the western city of Haditha.

AP Television News footage showed the women’s bodies wrapped in sheets and lying on stretchers outside the Samarra General Hospital, while residents pointed to bullet holes on the windshield of a car and a pool of blood on the seat.

Haditha, and these two women, are only the tip of the bloody iceberg in Iraq.

Britain and Haditha: see here.

2 thoughts on “Iraq: US troops kill two women, one of them pregnant

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