US air strike kills 13 civilians in Baghdad

This is a video from British Channel Four TV about the US air force killing innocent civilians in Fallujah, Iraq.

From the Herald Sun in Australia:

US air strike kills 13 in Baghdad

From correspondents in Baghdad

August 08, 2007 06:58pm

A US helicopter strike in Baghdad’s crowded Shi’ite slum of Sadr City has killed 13 people and wounded eight.

Reuters television pictures showed a US attack helicopter circling above bullet-riddled cars and a house that showed damage from shrapnel and fire.

US military officials did not immediately respond to queries about the incident.

An official at Sadr City Hospital said it had received 10 bodies, while an official at Imam Ali Hospital said it had taken in three bodies.

Police put the death toll at 11 and said it included women and children.

An official in the office of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said US aircraft had attacked Sadr City’s Tareq neighbourhood before dawn.

Hundreds of angry mourners chanted as they carried at least three coffins, draped in Iraqi flags, through Sadr City streets. Family members wept.

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