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Iraqi Civilian Deaths

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to issue an apology to members of families of Iraqi civilians killed by Coalition forces. [106414]

Coalition forces take great care to target only regime and military targets and to minimise civilian casualties or damage to civilian infrastructure. It is impossible to guarantee that no civilians will be killed or injured. We have and continue to express our regret and sympathy for the deaths of any civilians. Our quarrel is not with the people of Iraq.