The crime of Isahaqi in details , for those who do not know ,Warning : Graphic pictures are attached .
A report by Hala Jabr and Tony Allen-Mills , New York
March 26th, 2006
Iraqis killed by US troops "on rampge"
The villagers of Abu Sifa (Isahaqi) near the Iraqi town of Balad had become used to the sound of explosions at night as American forces searched the area for suspected insurgents. But one night two weeks ago Issa Harat Khalaf heard a different sound that chilled him to the bone.
Khalaf, a 33-year-old security officer guarding oil pipelines, saw a US helicopter land near his home. American soldiers stormed out of the Chinook and advanced on a house owned by Khalaf’s brother Fayez, firing as they went.
Khalaf ran from his own house and hid in a nearby grove of trees. He saw the soldiers enter his brother’s home and then heard the sound of women and children screaming.
“Then there was a lot of machinegun fire,” he said last week. After that there was the most frightening sound of all — silence, followed by explosions as the soldiers left the house.
Once the troops were gone, Khalaf and his fellow villagers began a frantic search through the ruins of his brother’s home. Abu Sifa (Isahaqi) was about to join a lengthening list of Iraqi communities claiming to have suffered from American atrocities.
According to Iraqi police, 11 bodies were pulled from the wreckage of the house, among them four women and five children aged between six months and five years. An official police report obtained by a US reporter for Knight Ridder newspapers said: “The American forces gathered the family members in one room and executed 11 people.”
The Abu Sifa (Isahaqi) deaths on March 15 were first reported on the day that Time magazine published the results of a 10-week investigation into an incident last November when US marines killed 15 civilians in their homes in the western Iraqi town of Haditha.
...In Abu Sifa (Isahaqi) , Khalaf’s account was corroborated by a neighbour, Hassan Kurdi Mahassen, who was also woken by the sound of helicopters and saw soldiers entering Fayez’s home after spraying it with such heavy fire that walls crumbled.
Mahassen said that once the soldiers had left — after apparently dropping several grenades that caused part of the house to collapse — villagers searched under the rubble “and found them all buried in one room”.
“Women and even the children were blindfolded and their hands bound. Some of their faces were totally disfigured. A lot of blood was on the floors and the walls.”
Khalaf said he had found the body of his mother Turkiya with her face unrecognisable. “She had been shot with a dumdum bullet,” he claimed.
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Now America, look closely at your Army's crimes !
Look at this :
Does This Justify The War for Oil, America ????????????
Do you still want to extend your presence in Iraq ?
Are you going to allow your criminal government to extend the occupation of Iraq ?
Is there any single person who supports this occupation? and claims that they "did their job"?
If there's such a creature , then he/she is a ruthless racist bigot who doesn't deserve to live !
Is this the "rules of engagement" that your military officials defend? We wish that their families, loved ones and children get engaged in such acts !
Stop the occupation, pull out your troops !
WE DON"T WANT YOU ON OUR LAND !!!