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Iraq's Fallujah General Hospital caught in crossfire

The hospital in Fallujah has been targeted on numerous occasions during the fighting there, says a local doctor as Human Rights Watch releases a report on the matter.
A boy receives treatment after being injured in a shelling, at a hospital in the city of Falluja, 70 km (43 miles) west of Baghdad February 12, 2014. ISIL militants and other Sunni groups angered by the Shi'ite-led government overran Falluja and parts of the nearby city of Ramadi in the western province of Anbar on January 1. REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT) - RTX18OUC
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Dr. Ahmed Shami, the chief resident at Fallujah General Hospital, has accused Iraqi security forces of “continuing to target the Fallujah hospital.”

In a phone call with Al-Monitor July 17, Shami confirmed that the hospital has been “targeted with barrel bombs dropped by the Iraqi air force.”

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