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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Destroying the city to save it - AGAIN...?

god only knows, it was bad enough the first time around...
After enduring two major assaults, Fallujah is under threat from U.S. forces again, residents say.

"They destroyed our city twice and they are threatening us a third time," 52-year-old Ahmed Dhahy told IPS in Fallujah, the Sunni-dominated city 50km west of Baghdad.

"They want us to do their job for them and turn in those who target them," he said.

Dhahy, who lost 32 relatives when his father's house was bombed by a U.S. aircraft during the April 2004 attack on the city, said the U.S. military had threatened it would destroy the city if resistance fighters were not handed over to them.

"Last week the Americans used loudspeakers on the backs of their tanks and Humvees to threaten us," Dhahy said. Residents said the U.S. forces warned of a "large military operation" if fighters were not handed over.

and, of course, the expected response from the u.s...
A U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad said he had no reports of such action.

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