Al-amiriyah Shelter Memorial
Type: Physical memorial
Alternative name: ملجأ العامرية
Updated: 1/8/2010 4:44:13 PM
The Amiriyah shelter massacre was the killing of more than 408 civilians on February 13, 1991 during the Gulf War, when an air-raid shelter ("Public Shelter No. 25"), also referred to as the Al Firdos C3 bunker by the U.S. military, in the Amiriyah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq was destroyed by the USAF with two laser-guided "smart bombs".
According to U.S. government sources, the attack was based on signals and human intelligence reports suggesting the bunker was a military command site. The shelter was used in the Iran–Iraq War and the Persian Gulf War by hundreds of civilians.
After 1991 the shelter was turned into a memorial. The blog http://alamriya.blogspot.com/ is devoted to this event and has published several images from the memorial. The Japanese online magazine The Shugoku Shimbun has also published some images in this article about the event.
POSTED BY JON BRUNBERG ON 9/22/2005blog comments powered by Disqus