Campaigners gathered outside Downing Street to protest fighting terrorism 'by dropping bombs'
PUBLISHED: 12:02 03 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:02 03 April 2017
Bromley and Beckenham CND claim that human rights organisations have gotten involved after a bomb killed 200 people in Mosulthat, Iraq on March 17
Campaigners gathered outside Number 10 Downing Street on Saturday (April 1) to protest the scale of casualties in Iraq.
The Bromley and Beckenham CND say they are alarmed at the amount of civilians injuried or killed, and infrastructure damaged on Mosul, the second city in Iraq.
They claim that human rights organisations have issued statements urging the US led coalition to exercise restraint when operating in densley populated areas, after a bombing incident on March 17 on Al Jedideh neighbourhood in Mosulthat resulted in the death of 200 people.
Ann Garrett the secretary of the campaign group said: “You cannot possibly fight terrorism by dropping bombs from the air, we hear on the mainstream media that 800 Daesh fighters have already fled Mosul, but the civilians remain trapped.
“3.3 million Iraqi people are internally diaplaced since 2003 war encountering inadequate facilities and poorly funded aid organisations. Peace campaigners argue that terrorism thrive on conflict, displacement, desperation and destruction.
“We are also concerned that our armed forced are seen to be supporting sectarian militia and an Iraqi army both implicated in war crimes during this fight against Deash. This can only serve to add fuel to the fire, not bring about peace and reconciliation.”