Political Pressure Ratcheting Up on U.S. Over Mosque Killings
Posted on Mar 27, 2006
Shiite officials say that American-led forces killed many civilians in a raid on a mosque complex on Sunday. The U.S. has promised a full investigation.
The US military in Iraq is facing growing political pressure over a raid on a Baghdad mosque complex that left about 20 people dead on Sunday evening.
US officials said 16 insurgents had been killed and 18 captured, along with a significant weapons cache.
However, members of Iraq’s ruling Shia Islamist bloc say many of the dead were civilians taking part in prayers.