- Title: IRAQ: ONE KILLED AND SIX WOUNDED AS U.S. AIRCRAFT STRIKE TARGETS IN FALLUJA.
- Date: 24th August 2004
- Summary: (W3) FALLUJA, IRAQ (AUGUST 24, 2004) (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. NIGHT SHOT/ AUDIO OF GUNFIRE AND SOUNDS OF MOSQUE LOUDSPEAKERS CALLING "GOD IS GREATEST" 1.09 2. CU: WOUNDED CHILD AT HOSPITAL. 1.15 3. CU: MAN WITH BURNS TO HIS FACE. 1.22 4. CU: WOUNDED WOMAN LYING ON BED. 1.27 5. CU: DOCTOR CHECKING WOUNDED LEG OF WOMAN. 1.33 6. CU: (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) WOUNDED WOMAN, SAYING: "U.S. aircraft started to bomb at 1200 p.m. (0800GMT). The bombing was so heavy we were in the garden and when the bombing started we went inside the house. The outer wall of the house was collapsed by the bombing." 1.51 7. CU: (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "It is the government of Iyad Allawi who is bombing, allegedly Mujahideen but in fact they bombed houses of civilians." 2.00 8. LAS: U.S. WARPLANE FLYING OVERHEAD. 2.16 9. VARIOUS: DAMAGED HOUSES. (5 SHOTS) 2.49 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 8th September 2004 13:00
- Location: FALLUJA, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVAB3TXBPRS7BH54P1X8IHTP2PL4
- Story Text: One was killed and six others wounded when U.S.
aircraft struck targets in the restive city of Falluja.
U.S. aircraft and artillery bombarded targets in the
Iraqi city of Falluja early on Tuesday (August 24) ,
lighting up the night sky with explosions that shook the
southwest of the city, residents said.
They said U.S. aircraft mounted several air strikes in
the industrial sector of the city, and tanks were then seen
going towards the scene of the attack.
Hospital sources said one was killed and six others were
wounded in the bombing of the industrial area and
al-Shuhada district of Falluja.
There is no report from the U.S. army on the offensive.
Several times this year, the U.S. military has attacked
buildings in Falluja, which it said sheltered supporters of
Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Washington says Zarqawi is an al Qaeda ally who has
masterminded most of the major suicide bombings in Iraq
over the past year.
Since the U.S. Marines pulled back from Falluja last
April after a three-week siege, the military has been
limited to using long-distance strikes against targets
Falluja is located in an arc of resistance that also
extends north of Baghdad. The area is dominated by Sunni
Muslims, the majority community from which ousted leader
Saddam Hussein drew most of his support.
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