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Red Cross urges Fallujah combatants to respect humanitarian law

[JURIST] The International Committee of the Red Cross Tuesday urged parties engaged in fighting in the Iraqi city of Fallujah to avoid killing or harming civilians contrary to international humanitarian law. The ICRC call came as US Central Command denied media reports that a government clinic in the city had been bombed by US planes during the attack. Aljazeera reported early Tuesday that the clinic, which was reportedly treating wounded insurgents and civilians, had been bombed. Reuters also carried reports Tuesday morning of civilians claiming the hospital had been hit. Read the ICRC press release.

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