Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nouri notes his forces attacked hospitals

As the assault on Anbar province continues, Wael Grace (Al Mada) reports MPs are expressing surprise at prime minister and chief thug of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki announcing victory in Anbar -- despite the fact that after six weeks of fighting, Nouri's assault continues.  MP Hamid al-Mutlaq calls out the claims that the military operations have ended in Ramadi and notes that clashes continue.

Meanwhile Alsumaria reports Nouri is declaring that the government will inventory all the damage his assault did to private and public property and pursue reconstruction.  Property, he notes, includes bridges, hospitals . . .  Did you catch that because the American press won't.  Nouri's acknowledging -- publicly -- that his forces attacked hospitals.

In the last few weeks, we've noted here that they attacked Falluja General Hospital and Falluja Educational Hospital.  We've also noted these are War Crimes.  The western press wasn't interested.

Now that Nouri's spoken publicly about it, will they suddenly show interest now?

NINA notes Iraqiya MP Leaq Wardi stated, "The continuation of indiscriminate shelling and concentrated, the past few days, on the health institutions, especially the Falluja General Hospital, confirms the existence of a deliberate intention not to resolve the crisis, despite the announcement of continuous initiatives to solve the crisis."  National Iraqi News Agency reports that Sheikh Ali Hatem al-Suleiman states Nouri should withdraw the military within 72 hours in order to end the Anbar crisis.

Instead the violence continues in Anbar and elsewhere.  Iraq Body Count counts 313  violent deaths for the month so far through yesterday.

National Iraqi News Agency reports 2 Baghdad car bombings and 1 roadside bombing left either people injured,  1 person was shot dead in southwest Baghdad (Saidiya area), 2 Jorfi-ssakhar roadside bombing left 6 Iraqi soldiers dead, an al-Qosat bombing left three police memebers injured, security forces killed 6 suspects (including one man from Saudi Arabia) to the "east of Ramadi," "a security force killed a gunman and blew up two oil tankers in al-Qayyarah south of Mosul, and killed their drivers," military shelling in Falluja left 3 civilians dead and seven more injured,  Alsumaria reports a Tuz Khurmato roadside bombing left 4 people dead and nine injured, and a Sab'Qsoor roadside bombing (northeast of Baghdad) killed 1 child.  All Iraq News adds a Tikrit bombing left two Sahwa and one civilian injured.  Iraq Times reports that military shelling in Ramadi left 1 elderly woman dead and eight other people injured.

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