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FALLUJAH: THE HIDDEN MASSACRE PART 2 of 2
The film alleges that the US military deliberately targeted Iraqi civilians and children during the Fallujah offensive as part of its campaign to exterminate opposition to its occupation. The filmmakers interview former US Army scout Garret Reppenhagen, also from Colorado, claimed that civilan deaths were common and intentional. However this claim, and the vast majority of the claims made in this documentary are unsubstantiated due to the fact that those being interviewed had no part in the fighting in November 2004 in Fallujah.
However, the March-April 2005 online Field Artillery magazine has confirmed the use of WP (white phosphorous) in so-called "shake 'n bake" attacks, so the use of white phosphorous is substantiated by US Army sources: "WP proved to be an effective and versatile munition. We used it for screening missions at two breeches and, later in the fight, as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes when we could not get effects on them with HE. We fired “shake and bake” missions at the insurgents, using WP to flush them out and HE to take them out."
The US military responded by stating that they gave civilians several days of advanced warning of the assault and urged them to evacuate the city.