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A U.S. B-2 Stealth Bomber Drops Two Bunker Busters On Baghdad: We Go to the Iraqi Capital for a Report From May Ying Welsh

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A B-2 stealth bomber dropped two 5,000-pound bunker buster bombs on a major public communications center in Baghdad last night. They were the biggest bombs dropped on Baghdad so far.

Throughout the day, wave after wave of air raids targeted both the city center and the outskirts.

United Press International reports US bombs hit a residential complex affiliated with the Ministry of Housing. Initial reports indicate 10 more Iraqi civilians were killed and 44 wounded.

Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera is reporting coalition bombs have landed in a residential area in the northern city of Mosul. The network reports at least 50 people are dead or wounded. Al-Jazeera showed footage of destroyed houses in a residential quarter where relief workers were searching for bodies buried under the rubble.

A woman who was fleeing the targeted area with family members and neighbors told al-Jazeera: "They are all children and women. Why all this? If I see an American soldier, I will tear him apart."

Back in Baghdad, the Iraqi Information Minister told reporters that a total of 75 civilians had been killed in coalition bombing yesterday.

  • May Ying Welsh, independent journalist in Baghdad.

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