Shahzad Bhatti

December 14, 2004

“We were tied up and beaten despite being unarmed and having only our medical instruments,” Asma Khamis al-Muhannadi, a doctor who was present during the U.S. and Iraqi National Guard raid on Fallujah General Hospital told reporters later.

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“We were tied up and beaten despite being unarmed and having only our medical instruments,” Asma Khamis al-Muhannadi, a doctor who was present during the U.S. and Iraqi National Guard raid on Fallujah General Hospital told reporters later.

This prevented medical care reaching countless patients in desperate need, he said. “Who knows how many of them died that we could have saved?”

He also said the military had fired on civilian ambulances. They had also fired at the clinic he had been working in since April, he said. “Some days we couldn’t leave, or even go near the door because of the snipers. They were shooting at the front door of the clinic.”


She said troops dragged patients from their beds and pushed them against the wall.. “I was with a woman in labor, the umbilical cord had not yet been cut,” she said. “At that time, a U.S. soldier shouted at one of the [Iraqi] National Guards to arrest me and tie my hands while I was helping the mother to deliver.”

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