Saturday, June 14, 2003

Iraqi shepherd sues US for $200m
Abud Sarhan claims "excessive force" was used by the US which dropped a missile on his tent on April 4, killing 200 sheep and 17 members of his family. "It was horrible", said his half-brother Hamad Sarhan, 25, who was wounded in the attack. "We could not make out whose limbs were scattered on the ground." Missile debris, children's clothes and sheep carcasses were still littering the ground two months later, an AFP correspondent at the scene reported. The shepherd could not be interrogated as he had taken his 300 cows to graze up north, in the lush fields of Makhmur.

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