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USA Troops Executed Children in Ishaqi Iraq Incident | Wikileaks
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USA Troops Executed Children in Ishaqi Iraq Incident | Wikileaks

 Posted on September 2, 2012 by james

The Ishaqi incident was unusual because it was brought to the world’s attention by  a regional security center set up with American military assistance and staffed by U.S.-trained Iraqi police officers call the Joint Coordination Center in Tikrit.

Ishaqi, is 80 miles northwest of Baghdad, not far from Saddam Hussein’s hometown, Tikrit. It was considered very dangerous in 2006. The U.S. military officials even classified roads throughout the region as “black.” Black means the roads were likely be armed with improvised explosive devices.

In early 2006 an explosion hit the Golden Dome Mosque and set off violent chaos between rival Sunni and Shiite Muslims. At that time many Sunni insurgents aligned with al Qaida in Iraq and the controlled large tracts of the countryside.

A U.S. diplomatic cable was recently made public by Wikileaks that provides extensive evidence that U.S. troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians. Among those executed were four women and five children. The children were all 5 years old or younger.

The American soldiers then called in an airstrike to destroy the evidence. All of this occurred in the central Iraqi town of Ishaqi.

According to McClatchy Newspaper, the Pentagon has not responded to a request for comment over the newly released cable.

Included in the leak is Philip Alston’s communication to American officials dated 12 days after the March 15, 2006. Philip Alston reported that autopsies performed in the Iraqi city of Tikrit showed that all the dead had been handcuffed and shot in the head. Philip Alston was the United Nation’s special inspector.

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