News ID: 324289
Published: 0140 GMT September 23, 2022

Teenage Iraqi girl killed during US military drills

Teenage Iraqi girl killed during US military drills

A teenage girl has been killed during American military drills near a US military camp close to the international airport in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The 15-year-old victim, identified as Zainab Essam Majed al-Khazali, was killed by a bullet in Albu Alwan area on the outskirts of Fallujah on Tuesday, during US military drills in Victoria base close to Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, Press TV reported.

The Iraqi Security Media Cell (ISMC) described the murder of the young student and farmer as “random shooting,” saying it had launched an investigation into the incident.

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Sheikh Qais Al-Khazali, the secretary-general of Iraq’s Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, an offshoot of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), called for an “immediate” and “urgent” investigation into the killing, dubbing Washington’s actions “an explicit violation of the Iraqi constitution,” and a “flagrant breach” of the country’s sovereignty.

There was an effective blackout on the death in Western media. That comes as the death in police custody of a woman in Iran, which is under official investigation, has received widespread media coverage in the West.



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