Iraqi TV: US blows up Ramadi school building

Sounds like the way to win hearts and minds:

US forces demolish education building near military base in western Iraq

Text of report by Iraqi Al-Sharqiyah TV on 17 December

US forces today completely demolished the building of the College of Education at Al-Ahliyah University in central Al-Ramadi, in the centre of Al-Anbar Governorate in western Iraq.

Ahmad Abd-al-Malik, dean of the College of Education, which was established in 1993 and included five academic departments, has told Al-Sharqiyah’s correspondent that US forces demolished the building because it was located in the vicinity of a US military base.

Abd-al-Malik noted that the US forces have hindered the activities of the college by confiscating all its property and by placing wire barriers in front of the new building. He added that the faculty administration had appealed to the Iraqi government, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, civil society organizations, and the International Association of Universities, to intervene and put an end to the US forces’ actions against colleges in Al-Anbar Governorate.

Source: Al-Sharqiyah, Baghdad, in Arabic 1417 gmt 17 Dec 05 (via BBC Monitoring)

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