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Coalition troops breaching Geneva conventions in Iraq?
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Saturday, 12 April 2003
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United Nations observers say coalition troops are in breach of the Geneva conventions by not restraining looters or controlling mobs roaming the streets of Baghdad, Basra, and other Iraqi
cities. UN spokesperson Veronique Taveau said that US soldiers failed to stop armed raiders at the al-Kindi hospital in Baghdad. Looters have targeted at least two major hospitals and several smaller ones in the city.

Elsewhere in Iraq, Kurdish forces said they would allow US soldiers to move into Kirkuk, while the countrys third largest city, Mosul, was reported to have fallen.
 
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