and residents who have fled Fallujah share accounts of US troops
killing unarmed and wounded people; Dahr Jamail continues interviewing
survivors as images of a city under US assault further emerge.
by Dahr Jamail
Baghdad Dec 3 -
Men now seeking refuge in the Baghdad area are telling horrific stories
of indiscriminate killings by US forces during the peak of fighting
last month in the largely annihilated city of Fallujah.
In an interview with The NewStandard, Burhan Fasa’a, an Iraqi
journalist who works for the popular Lebanese satellite TV station,
LBC, said he witnessed US crimes up close. Burhan Fasa’a, who was in
Fallujah for nine days during the most intense combat, said Americans
grew easily frustrated with Iraqis who could not speak English.
"Americans did not have interpreters with them," Fasa’a said, "so
they entered houses and killed people because they didn’t speak
English. They entered the house where I was with 26 people, and [they]
shot people because [the people] didn’t obey [the soldiers’] orders,
even just because the people couldn’t understand a word of English."
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