From the Washington Post in the USA:
U.S. air strike in Baghdad kills 14: police
By Haider Salahaddin
Thursday, September 6, 2007; 7:21 AM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. airstrikes on a Shi’ite neighborhood in Baghdad overnight killed at least 14 people and destroyed 11 houses, Iraqi police and residents said on Thursday. …
Two police sources said 14 people were killed and nine wounded in the air attack on Washash, a poor Shi’ite neighborhood in western Baghdad’s Mansour district. They said the operation took place in the early hours.
Reuters television footage showed at least 11 buildings caved in or leveled in three adjoining streets in the densely packed neighborhood, where fighters loyal to anti-American Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are known to operate.
WOMAN PULLED FROM RUBBLE
A Reuters cameraman saw residents pulling the body of a woman from the rubble of one house, while one man picked up flesh from the street and placed it into a plastic bag.
“This is a catastrophe. We have pulled 24 bodies from the rubble,” said an official at Sadr’s office in Washash who declined to be named. …
“We are a peaceful neighborhood. Why is this happening to us?” said Abu Talib, an elderly man with a white beard.
Wamidh Abdul Jabbar, a doctor, was sleeping with her children on the roof of her home when she heard machinegun fire.
“Then we heard the planes bombarding and the sound of buildings crashing. I took my children and we hid under the stairs,” she said.
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