Conflitti

Iraq: tensione ed atti di brutalita' a Falluja, almeno 600 iracheni uccisi

L'autorita' Sunnita denunciamo molti atti brutali come quello di sparare su una autombulanza che portava una donna incinta in ospedale
16 aprile 2004

Tension in Falluja amid truce talks
At least 600 Iraqis have been killed in the past week
Muslim clerics have entered the besieged town of Falluja to meet with US military commanders to seek the restoration of police control and to end the almost two-weeks of bloody fighting.
Senior cleric Shaikh Abd al-Salam al-Kubaisi said representatives of the Association of Muslim Scholars (AMS), the highest Sunni authority in Iraq, were allowed to enter Falluja on Friday after being barred from doing so one day earlier.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, spokesperson for the AMS, Dr Abd al-Salam al-Kubaisi said the situation in Falluja is worsening and accused the US of using cluster bombs.
More than 600 Iraqis have been killed in the last week in Falluja.
"Last night and throughout yesterday, US fighters and helicopters massacred residents of Falluja by dropping banned cluster bombs."
"The people of Falluja were bombed because they were defending their city, land, and honour," al-Kubaisi said.

'Horrible brutality'

"The most horrible brutality was the targeting of ambulances which carried pregnant women who were about to give birth. There were tens of bodies which are still under debris and we could not arrive at the places as US snipers prevented people from getting them out," he added.

"Last night and throughout yesterday, US fighters and helicopters massacred residents of Falluja by dropping banned cluster bombs."

Dr Abd al-Salam al-Kubaisi
Association of Muslim Scholars

"Via you, (addressing the international media) I call on the entire world to see what we are doing and what the US forces have been doing," al-Kubaisi told reporters.

Al-Kubaisi also accused US forces of detaining and torturing children.

The latest 48-hour extension to the ceasefire expired on Friday and US commanders are due to meet local Iraqi leaders to discuss prospects for a permanent truce.

Blaming each other

But both US forces and Falluja fighters have accused each other of breaking the ceasefire.

Al-Kubaisi warned of a civil disobedience in Baghdad if a peaceful settlement was not found in Falluja.

"The patience of Baghdad residents regarding the Falluja developments has limits and it is possible that a civil disobedience campaign may start," he said.

"What’s happening on the ground is very serious," he added, noting that US forces were "digging trenches everywhere in the city."

"Those who want to withdraw do not dig trenches."

Articoli correlati

  • Riunite con i loro bambini “futuri terroristi”, le donne yazidi vengono ripudiate
    Pace
    Confine Iraq-Siria

    Riunite con i loro bambini “futuri terroristi”, le donne yazidi vengono ripudiate

    Gli anziani yazidi rinnegano i figli delle ex schiave dello Stato islamico, costringendole a scegliere tra i loro bambini e la loro comunità
    9 aprile 2021 - Martin Chulov e Nechirvan Mando ad Arbil
  • Un viaggio di pace
    Pace
    Nel Kurdistan iracheno il momento finale del viaggio di Papa Francesco

    Un viaggio di pace

    I Curdi e il Kurdistan, grazie alla loro accoglienza al Papa, hanno confermato, come sempre, di essere un popolo di pace e terra di accoglienza, fratellanza e convivenza tra culture, religioni ed etnie diverse, se questa terra viene lasciata e tenuta lontana dagli interessi politici ed economici.
    7 marzo 2021 - Gulala Salih
  • Iraq, la rivolta continua
    Conflitti
    La situazione attuale

    Iraq, la rivolta continua

    Dopo la pandemia, il crollo del prezzo del petrolio e la nomina, frutto del compromesso tra USA e Iran, di al-Kadhimi come primo ministro, cosa è cambiato?
    19 ottobre 2020 - Valeria Poletti
  • Da piazza Tahir all'Italia: la guerra porta solo altra guerra
    Pace
    Foto dalle piazze pacifiste italiane

    Da piazza Tahir all'Italia: la guerra porta solo altra guerra

    Il 25 gennaio in oltre 50 città italiane associazioni, movimenti e cittadini hanno organizzato eventi aderendo all'appello Spegniamo la guerra, accendiamo la Pace. PeaceLink pubblica le foto di alcune piazze. E alla vigilia è stata diffusa un'importante lettera dalla società civile irachena
    27 gennaio 2020
PeaceLink C.P. 2009 - 74100 Taranto (Italy) - CCP 13403746 - Sito realizzato con PhPeace 2.6.39 - Informativa sulla Privacy - Informativa sui cookies - Diritto di replica - Posta elettronica certificata (PEC)