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8 Iraqi Civilians Killed in Plane Attack on Farms

HeadlineSep 11, 2001

And Iraq said yesterday eight civilians were killed, three wounded, when Western planes attacked farms 105 miles southeast of Baghdad on Sunday with missiles and cluster bombs. A Defense Ministry spokesperson in London said the aircraft had attacked military targets, and the dead and wounded were Iraqi soldiers. But the official Iraqi news agency, citing witnesses, said the US and British warplanes launched their attack when some people in the farming district were about to say midday prayers and others were shopping in a local market, leading to civilian casualties.

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