The U.S say that Hussein's forces were increasingly using designated civilian shelters for cover of their military operatives and communications. The Iraqis state that it was well know that the building was used as a civil-defence shelter during the Iran-Iraq war. Each side counters and dispute the claims the other makes. Meanwhile, 408 innocents are incinerated, shadows of their bodies and handprints burned onto the walls.
Acts of Terrorism
The 1996 Canary Wharf bombing, (also known as the Docklands bombing) by the Provisional I.R.A, brought an end 17 months of ceasefire. During this time Irish, British and American leaders were working toward a solution to The Troubles. They had used a small lorry containing half a tonne of ammonium nitrate fertiliser, semtex and other high-explosives and sugar for the bomb. Although a coded warning was telephoned in, and the area evacuated, two men died and a further 39 were severely injured.