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2003-03-24

Up to 209 Civilians Killed in Early Days of U.S. Invasion: We Talk to Kathy Kelly of Voices in the Wilderness in Baghdad

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Between 135 and 209 civilians have been killed since the start of the U.S. invasion. This according to the website, http://bodycountiraq.net .

In Basra, Iraqi officials say U.S. forces killed 77. The number of civilians killed during the shock and awe attack of Baghdad is unknown.

Near the Syrian border, a U.S. missile hit a passenger bus carrying Syrian civilians fleeing the war in Iraq. Five were killed and 10 were injured.

Meanwhile U.S. forces suffered yesterday what the Guardian of London described as the military’s worst day since the "Black Hawk Down" debacle in Somalia a decade ago.

On Sunday 15 American soldiers were killed, 14 were wounded and five were take prisoner or war. Video of the POWs appeared on the Arabic news station Al Jazeera.

  • Kathy Kelly, founder of Voices in the Wilderness speaking from Baghdad.

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