Al-Quds al-Arabi: US Military kills 20 Iraqi civilians in airsrike, 17 from the same family
February 5, 2008 § Leave a comment
Al-Quds al-Arabi reports on a “new massacre” committed by American forces on Iraqi civilians. Sources indicate that American airstrikes on the city of al-Mada’in, near Baghdad, killed 20 civilians — 17 were members of the ‘Abd al-Salim family. After the airstrikes, 50 Iraqis were arrested. I could not find this story in any English-language news source.
Furthermore, the US military announced that it accidentally killed nine Iraqi civilians south of Baghdad in Iskandiriya. The official statement said that the civilians were killed while US forces were targeting followers of al-Qaida in an airstrike. Unlike the story above, this was covered by a few English-language outlets, including CBS.