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Baghdad: 13 February 1991
Five weeks into Operation Desert Storm, the allies bombed an air raid shelter in a residential area of Baghdad.
Nobody knows how many people died in the shelter; the allies still stick to their story that the building was a military installation. The BBC’s Middle East Correspondent Jeremy Bowen had just arrived in the Iraqi capital, he describes it as like being on another planet.

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Jeremy Bowen Jeremy Bowen
"I was staggered to be asked by the presenter in London whether this place had been a command centre".

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