Red Cross: US attack on Iraqi wedding party ''violates international human rights''
The Red Cross on Thursday condemned the "excessive" use of force by the US military after dozens of people were killed in the Iraqi western desert.
The Americans said they were firing on suspected foreign fighters but locals insisted it was a wedding party.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said the attack "violates international human rights".
"Even if (you came under) fire, there are rules of proportion in retaliation and the absolute need to prevent civilian casualties," ICRC spokeswoman Nada Dumani said.
The US attack was apparently in response to people firing in the air. (Albawaba.com)
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