ملجأ العامرية Amriya Shelter

ملجأ العامرية أو الفردوس أو رقم خمسة وعشرين هو ملجأ من القصف جوي بحي العامرية، بغداد، العراق، قصف أثناء حرب الخليج الثانية. فقد ادت احدى الغارات الاميركية يوم 13 فبراير 1991 على بغداد بواسطة طائرتان من نوع أف-117 تحمل قنابل ذكية إلى تدمير ملجأ مما ادى لمقتل أكثر من 400 مدني عراقي من نساء واطفال. وقد بررت قوات التحالف هذا القصف بانه كان يستهدف مراكز قيادية عراقية لكن اثبتت الاحداث ان تدمير الملجا كان متعمدا خاصة وان الطائرات الاميركية ظلت تحوم فوقه لمدة يومين
The Amiriyah shelter or Al-Firdos bunker was an air-raid shelter ("Public Shelter No. 25") in the Amiriyah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. The shelter was used in the Iran–Iraq War and the Gulf War by hundreds of civilians. It was destroyed by the USAF with two laser-guided "smart bombs" on 13 February 1991 during the Gulf War, killing more than 408 civilians.

الاثنين، 10 نوفمبر، 2008

The slaughter of Al-Amariya Bomb Shelter


Two GBU-27 laser-guided bombs were dropped on the shelter by U.S. stealth aircraft because U.S. intelligence thought it was a military command-and-control bunker.
(For a visual depiction of how the GBU-28 works view the grapic produced by Bob Sherman and USA Today on-line.)
About 4 a.m. on Feb. 13, 1991, two American missiles scythed through the reinforced concrete ceiling of the civilian bomb shelter and killed more than 400 people inside, nearly all of them women and children. U.S. officials said at the time they thought it was an Iraqi military command center, even when everybody in the neighborhood knew it was a public shelter.The place has been left largely intact. On the floor in several spots, plexiglass covers the outlines of bodies incinerated by temperatures of hundreds of degrees. The brown patches are dried blood, she said.A visit to Al-Amariya Bomb Shelter with its display of photographs of mutilated bodies and the visible tiny hand imprints of children on its ceilings is another stark reminder of the infamous moment.
The single most atrocious attack of that war, the bombing of the Al-Amariya bomb shelter in Baghdad, was first dismissed as “Iraqi propaganda” and then defended. The 288 civilians killed by American bombs, including 91 children, were said to be proof that the Iraqi regime “does not share our value for the sanctity of human life.”

A second -incendiary- bomb exploded inside the bunker, its blast pressed the bodies against walls and ceiling, caused a very high temperature., thus carbonizing both flesh and walls. The places where bodies pressed against walls have less carbonized. One clearly recognises shapes of bodies, faces, mothers holding children. The picture shows handmarks on the ceiling.









The shape of a mother holding a baby.





Detail of a shadow: a face

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