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The Amiriyah shelter bombing, Baghdad, Gulf War I

Posted by Fredsvenn den februar 27, 2013

The Amiriyah shelter bombing was an aerial attack that killed more than 408 civilians on 13 February 1991 during the Gulf War, when an air-raid shelter («Public Shelter No. 25»), also referred to as the Al Firdos C3 bunker by the U.S. military, in the Amiriyah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, was destroyed by the USAF with two laser-guided «smart bombs».

According to the The Pentagon, they targeted Amiriyah because it fit the profile of a military command center; it picked up electronic signals coming from the site, and spy satellites could see a lot of people and vehicles moving in and out of the bunker. The shelter was used in the Iran–Iraq War and the Persian Gulf War by hundreds of civilians.

The Amiriyah shelter bombing

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Some pictures from Gulf War II:

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