Friday, May 21
The Wedding Singer
US Air Strike Kills Over 40 Iraqis in Southwest Iraq
Iraqis said the strike hit a wedding party. The US military has insisted it targeted
a safe house used by foreign fighters near the Syrian border.
Television footage has shown bodies, including those of children, wrapped in
blankets and loaded onto trucks.
A wedding singer was said to be among the victims.
AP Estimates At Least 1,361 Iraqis Killed in April
The tally is likely incomplete, because witnesses reported deaths in some attacks
that could not be confirmed by a hospital, the Iraqi police or U.S. officials.
Added May 24:
Video of 'bombed' Iraqi wedding party captures revellers dancing, singing
Video both before and after the US air strikes seem to show that a wedding party was, in fact,
taking place in the bombed area, despite military claims that a rebel safe house was attacked.