Iraq: US Air Raids Killed Mostly Women and Children

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By Kim Sengupta, Defence correspondent
April 16, 2009 “The Independent

Report urges review of military strategy when targeting urban areas

Air strikes and artillery barrages have taken a heavy toll among the most vulnerable of the Iraqi people, with children and women forming a disproportionate number of the dead.

Analysis carried out for the research group Iraq Body Count (IBC) found that 39 per cent of those killed in air raids by the US-led coalition were children and 46 per cent were women. Fatalities caused by mortars, used by American and Iraqi government forces as well as insurgents, were 42 per cent children and 44 per cent women.

Twelve per cent of those killed by suicide bombings, mainly the tool of militant Sunni groups, were children and 16 per cent were females. One in five (21 per cent) of those killed by car bombs, used by both Shia and Sunni fighters, was a child; one in four (28 per cent) was a woman.


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One thought on “Iraq: US Air Raids Killed Mostly Women and Children

  1. It’s just to cry for.

    Remember Marla Ruzicka, killed in Baghdad on April 16th, 2005, burned to death.
    This is what she was trying to ascertain, not as a statistician, but as a human being.

    Each and every US citizen who did not protest this bombing of Iraq, who did not dissent, who still excuse this horrific militaristic war-crime is personally complicit, liable, and should at the very least pay all they have in reparations for their genocides.

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