Monday, September 13, 2004

More Iraqi civilians were killed today when U.S. fighter jets bombed a residential neighborhood in Fallujah. The U.S. military said that the bombing was a "precision strike" targeting associates of Abu Musab Zarqawi, a Jordanian responsible for planning and carrying out many terrorist attacks against Americans and Iraqis; however, witnesses at the scene, doctors at the Fallujah hospital, and a spokesman for the Iraqi Health Ministry, said that civilians, including women and children, were killed. Also, the Associated Press reported that an ambulance was struck by a shell, killing the driver, a paramedic, and four wounded Iraqis.

In a separate incident, six Iraqis were killed by U.S. fire on a village near the town of Hilla.

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