Hearts and Minds in Iraq
October 21, 2003 9:57 AM Subscribe
Hearts and Minds: Post-War Civilian Deaths in Baghdad Caused by U.S. Forces. "Adil abd al Karim al Kawwaz was driving home from his in-laws' house in Baghdad one night in August with his wife and four kids. It was dark, and he couldn't see the American soldiers from the 1st Armored Division operating a checkpoint with armored vehicles and heavy-caliber guns. No signs or lights were visible, and he did not understand that he was supposed to stop. So he drove a bit too close and the soldiers opened fire, killing him along with three of his children, the youngest of whom was 8 years old. Such accidents are no longer rare in Iraq. They occur at checkpoints, during raids or after roadside attacks as edgy U.S. soldiers resort with distressing speed to lethal force." "The precise number of Iraqi civilians killed by U.S. soldiers since the end of major military operations is unknown....'It’s a tragedy that U.S. soldiers have killed so many civilians in Baghdad, but it’s really incredible that the U.S. military does not even count these deaths.'"
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