Human rights Watch asks for investigating al-Falujja massacres
Iraq-USA, Politics, 4/14/2004
Human Rights Watch organization has asked for immediate investigation of the acts committed by the American occupation forces in the besieged al-Falujja city in Iraq.
Chief researcher in the organization, which takes New York as a headquarters Haneya al-Mufti said that the campaign launched by the American army against the city last week is concerning in its over use of force.
She added " what we saw of shots and heard in al-Falujja requires making very serious investigation. We are very concerned over what we have received of reports on killing unarmed women, children and civilians." She added that investigators with access to the city will take other several days, but under the condition that the American forces not to resume the attack.
Meantime, the director of al-Falujja hospital said that more than 600 Iraqis were killed and 1200 injured during the American attack. The occupation forces admitted the killing of 70 soldiers but said that 700 Iraqis were also killed within 12 days.
The American occupation army denied allegations that its soldiers were opening fire randomly or over used power.
But many of the city's population spoke that massacres and killing acts were committed against women and children in the bombardment by the American forces indiscriminate fires.
The American occupation forces launched a campaign against Falouja which is inhabited by 300,000 citizens, 50 Km to the west of Baghdad in retaliation to killing of four American security men and mutilation of their bodied on March 31st.
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