and Damages from Cross Border Attacks
On 21 June, members of
the CPT Iraq team, along with a representative of Human Rights Watch,
two-day trip to the Choman District.
Two weeks earlier, Iran shelled the area around the tents of two Bedouin
families they visited there. Team
members saw artillery shells on the ground around the encampment. The
team members visited Weza village
and talked with relatives of Basoz, the fourteen-year-old girl whom
artillery killed three weeks earlier while she was making tea.
In Haji Omeran, team members
interviewed a family who said Iran shelled the area around their tents
gardens for seven to eight days.
The team members talked with the mayor and heard of the subdistrict's
efforts to respond to the needs of the 223 displaced families. Near the
border crossing, a first
officer of a Kurdish base showed the team members from a distance a
constructed Iranian military base in Iraqi territory.