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05/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Iraq War VIDEO GAME Stirs Major Controversy

Games publisher Konami is facing an outcry from military personnel and those who have lost family in Iraq after announcing a video game set in the conflict.

The game - Six Days in Fallujah -- is based on the famous battle of war, and one which many observers believe saw the use of white phosphorous by American forces. The battle cost the lives of 38 soldiers and 1,200 insurgents.

Tim Collins, a former colonel of the First Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, told the Telegraph he was appalled by the game's setting. "It's much too soon to start making video games about a war that's still going on, and an extremely flippant response to one of the most important events in modern history," he said.

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