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WAR: Baghdad Bombings Kill 35 Children

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posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 02:47 PM
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35 Children were killed today following a series of bomb blasts in the city of Baghdad Thursday. The bombs exploded as children were receiving candy from US troops following the opening of a sewage treatment plant. There is some disagreement over what cause the blasts. The Iraqs claim two car bombs and an roadside bomb, with American forces claiming that there were 3 car bombs.

 



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BAGHDAD, Iraq - A series of bombs killed 35 children and seven adults Thursday as U.S. troops handed out candy at a government ceremony to inaugurate a new sewage treatment plant. Hours earlier, a suicide blast killed a U.S. soldier and two Iraqis on the capital's outskirts.

The bombs in Baghdad's al-Amel neighborhood caused the largest death toll of children in any insurgent attack since the conflict in Iraq began 17 months ago.

"The Americans called us, they told us, 'Come here, come here,' asking us if we wanted sweets. We went beside them, then a car exploded," said 12-year-old Abdel Rahman Dawoud, lying naked in a hospital bed with shrapnel embedded all over his body.

Two bombs went off in quick succession at the ceremony about 1 p.m., then were followed by a third explosion a short distance away, said Interior Ministry spokesman Col. Adnan Abdul-Rahman. He said there were two suicide car bombs and one roadside bomb; the Americans said all three were car bombs.

The explosions killed 42 people and wounded 141, including 10 U.S. soldiers. The wounded included 72 children under the age of 14, said Dr. Mohammed Salaheddin.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said he was disturbed by the televised images of the attacks, and he denounced the "criminal gangs, terrorists or Saddamists who are trying to undermine iraq, to undermine the political process




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Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari stated "The Iraqi people have suffered enough at the hands of these people," Speaking from London, he went on to say "We want a new Iraq, a different Iraq." . Between US air strikes and the car bombings the casualty count totaled 42 people dead with 141 injured. Of the injured more than half were under the age of 14.


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posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 02:53 PM
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posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 02:54 PM
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Some are going to say that the US is killing kids and blaming it on the 'terrorists' in order to gain sympathy for the Coalition's cause, or enrage voters to vote for Bush.



posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 02:55 PM
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35 children dead. This is horrible. Killing innocent children.



posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by curme
Some are going to say that the US is killing kids and blaming it on the 'terrorists' in order to gain sympathy for the Coalition's cause, or enrage voters to vote for Bush.


Well the car bombs went off on the US army, so I am doubting people can look to far into it. Then again this is ATS.
Bottom line, They tried to sabatoge an opening for the sewage treatment plant and didnt give 2 Sh!ts who was in the way.



posted on Oct, 1 2004 @ 03:52 PM
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We kicked open this can of worms.
Pottery Barn rule, We broke it now we own it.

Score another one for the IRAQ FIASCO MASTER.

peace to the children.
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posted on Oct, 1 2004 @ 04:01 PM
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America should not be there in the first place. BOTTOME LINE.

Peace be upon those children.

Deep




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