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.

الأربعاء، 15 يونيو، 2011

Kathy Kelly and Amiriyah shelter

KATHY KELLY
Kelly is coordinator of Voices in the Wilderness, a group challenging the economic sanctions.
she visited Amiriyah shelter many times:

DT: Sun      ,Feb.     21 ,1999

In between hospital visits we went to the Amiriyah
shelter, which, according to the Pentagon, was
mistakenly bombed during the war. More than 1,000 people
were burned or boiled to death as huge water tanks burst.
  Gruesome evidence of the bombing still exists, in
outlines of bodies thrown against the wall. The roof, of
5-foot-thick reinforced concrete, shows an 8-foot-hole
and crater below. The shelter's curator never leaves,
having lost nine members of her family at the site, which
has become a monument of war and a shrine to the dead.

Denis Halliday, Former UN Official, in Iraq

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