Civilian deaths anger Iraqis

Authorities being urged to probe death of Iraqis during joint raid near Iran border.

    US and Iraqi troops have been accused of killing several civilians during a military operation in Iraq's Maysan province, on the border with Iran.

    The troops say they were raiding Iranian-backed fighters and weapons smugglers when they came under attack. A gunfight ensued in which lives were lost.

    But Iraqis are angry and they are calling on the central government to punish those responsible for the civilian deaths.

    Al Jazeera's Rosie Garthwaite reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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