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US troops ‘starve Iraqi citizens’

A senior United
Nations official has accused US-led coalition troops of depriving Iraqi
civilians of food and water in breach of humanitarian law.

Human rights investigator Jean Ziegler said they had driven people out
of insurgent strongholds that were about to be attacked by cutting

He said coalition forces were using “starvation of civilians as a method of warfare.”

“This is a flagrant violation of international law,” he added