Thursday, September 08, 2005

Turkmens say civilians killed in Tal Afar clashes

Tuesday, September 6, 2005ANKARA - Turkish Daily News
Iraqi Turkmens complained that dozens of Turkmen civilians were killed in clashes in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar and called on the United States to restore security there.Ahmet Muratlı, head of the Ankara office of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITC), told the Turkish Daily News that around 30-40 Turkmen civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed in an ongoing U.S. operation in the Turkmen-populated town. “There are attacks and clashes in other parts of Iraq as well, but such forceful U.S. operations are not launched there,” Muratlı complained, emphasizing that the ITC disapproved of attacks on U.S. and Iraqi security forces in Tal Afar.