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"Four firemen were killed by the U.S. Army because they were late to get to the four burning Hummers," a young man who witnessed the attack told IPS. "They were not killed by mistake, they were killed in front of many people."
The U.S. military has admitted that it killed three firemen by mistake because they were suspected to be militants.
Hundreds of residents later attended the burial of the firemen together with five other men killed by occupation forces the same day.
"The Americans brought five dead civilians whom they shot in the city streets in revenge for their casualties," a man at the former football field now called Martyrs Graveyard told IPS. "We are going to need another graveyard, this one is going to be full soon." All semblance of normal living in the province is disappearing. Saif al-Juboori, a student at the University of al-Anbar in Ramadi, says this will be a wasted year for thousands of students.
After receiving word that a fire truck and its crew were just hijacked, coalition forces pulled over a fire truck matching that description," When the unarmed firefighters got out of the fire tender US soldiers opened fire and killed them, after mistaking them for armed insurgents.
Minutes later another fire truck was spotted and pulled over in an area nearby. The occupants fled. It was determined that this truck number did match the truck that was hijacked," it added.
Originally posted by dbates
they shot first and asked questions later.
Originally posted by Unit541 I must say however, my neighbor just returned from a tour in Iraq, and some of the things he's told me are downright appalling. ...
Originally posted by D4rk Kn1ght
Well that earns syrian sister a great big fat IGNORE from now on....
Biased? she's the very definition of it. inaccurate? that too... propoganda tool? that too...
I guess religous hatred plays over lives.
Are you saying that resistance fighters would not dare imposter firefighters?
Where is your rage against the Syrian insurgents blowing up Iraq children every day?