Saturday, November 13, 2004

Iraq Coalition Casualties

Not pretty.

Period    US   UK   Other    Tot     Avg       Days

11-04    49    4      0          53       4.08    13

Fallujah turned into disaster area

AID workers yesterday warned that four days of fighting had turned the city of Fallujah into a disaster area, with water and electricity cut off and the stench of dead bodies permeating the air.

The majority of the city’s inhabitants are thought to have fled before the attack started on Monday, but thousands are still trapped inside their homes, unable to get out.

US military commanders say civilian casualties have been low, but that is disputed by residents, who describe incidents in which non-combatants, including women and children, have been killed by shrapnel or hit by bombs...

"We call on the Iraqi government and US forces to allow us to do our humanitarian duty to the innocent people," said Firdoos al-Ubadi, Red Crescent spokeswoman. "This is their responsibility."

Correct. George Bush owns this.