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A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of The Intercept

The Intercept, October 7, 2015
Posted: October 18th, 2015

On October 3, a U.S. AC-130 gunship attacked a hospital run by Mdecins Sans Frontires in Kunduz, Afghanistan, partially destroying it. The U.S. has repeatedly attacked civilian facilities in the past but the targets have generally not been affiliated with a European, Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian organization such as MSF. On the seventh day of Operation Desert Storm, [a] U.S.-led coalition bombed the Infant Formula Production Plant in the Abu Ghraib suburb of Baghdad. The CIAs own investigation later concluded the site had been bombed in the mistaken belief that it was a key BW [Biological Weapon] facility. In 1998, the Clinton administration targeted the Al Shifa [pharmaceutical] factory with 13 cruise missiles [claiming] the plant was associated with the bin Laden network and was involved in the production of materials for chemical weapons. The Clinton administration never produced any convincing evidence. The plant had produced 90 percent of Sudans major pharmaceutical products. Due to its destruction tens of thousands of people ... have suffered and died. At the beginning of the U.S-led invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. attacked the complex housing the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul. Then the U.S. bombed the same complex again. The second attack destroyed warehouses containing tons of food and supplies for refugees. Several weeks after the Red Cross attacks, the U.S. bombed the Kabul bureau of Al Jazeera, destroying it and damaging the nearby office of the BBC.

Note: Yet the US military claims it has incredible accuracy with its bombings and the information on which they are based. The link above provides a list of major recent US military attacks on civilian institutions. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing war news articles from reliable major media sources.

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