Iraq: IFC Safety Force protects civilians

From the Iraq Freedom Congress (IFC), April 27:

Safety Force Rescues Innocent People in Baghdad
On April 11, 2007, the Safety Force was deployed to Alatba’a suburb of Baghdad after a fierce fighting erupted between the US troops and unknown armed men in nearby Alfathal suburb. A sniper barricaded on a building started shooting children escaping from Khawla Bent Alzwar primary school.

The Safety Force quickly moved to the fighting area and entered the school. They calmed the pupils and teaching staff, asked them to stay inside and promised to defend them. The safety Force opened the IFC’s central office in Alatba’a suburb for people escaping the fierce fighting.

The SF also started organizing the traffic and directing it away from the danger zone. They blocked all roads to al Atiba’a suburb ahead fears of fighting spreading to this suburbs.

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