Twin to the shelter
A war shelter in the Yarmuk neighborhood of Baghdad, similar to the one destroyed at Amiriyah. The shelter was not bombed; Washington restricted attacks after the February 13 disaster at the Amiriyah shelter that killed more than 400 civilians.
The interior of the Yarmuk neighborhood shelter, showing bunk beds, pool table, and ping-pong table. Similar to the shelter at Amiriyah, some 400-500 civilians crowded into the refuge nightly.
The entrance to the communications center of the Yarmuk neighborhood shelter. Built by a Swedish company, the operations hub even boasts protection against the effects of electromagnetic pulse (EMP), which would be caused by a nuclear attack on Baghdad.