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'Civilians killed' in Mosul raid



A HEAVY air raid by US and British coalition forces has killed or wounded more than 50 civilians in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, al-Jazeera television has reported from the scene

The station's correspondent said seven houses were destroyed in an unidentified district and that many inhabitants were fleeing.

They were enraged because no military targets were in the vicinity, it was claimed.

One resident told the Arab station that "at least 50 children" were hit, along with an "incalculable" number of women.

Footage from the area showed destroyed houses and trucks filled with bags and baggage leaving the scene.


Mosul, a city of some 300,000 in a majority Kurdish region, has been bombarded several times by the coalition fighting to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, according to al-Jazeera.

However, the report said the bombing raid yesterday afternoon (AEDT) had caused the first heavy casualties.






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