Monday, April 7

U.S. bombs convoy of Kurdish leaders / Friendly fire incident described as 'scene from hell'
BBC correspondent John Simpson, who suffered minor shrapnel wounds in the incident, reported: "This is just a scene from hell here. All the vehicles are on fire, there are bodies burning all around me, bits of bodies all around. . .

. The Americans saw this convoy and they bombed it. They hit their own people.

"I saw people burning to death in front of me," he added.

Simpson said that BBC translator Kamaran Abdurazaq Muhamed died in the bombing from blood loss after losing his legs.

Among the injured was Wajy Barzani, a top KDP commander and brother of Massoud Barzani, leader of one of the two main Kurdish factions in northern Iraq. Barzani, in critical condition, was airlifted to a U.S. military hospital in Germany.


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