“Remains”

[EN only]

“”” (…) Zahara Fadhil, a 10-year-old girl, wounded by a missile on April 20 at approximately 8 p.m. in Baghdad’s Shiite enclave of Sadr City. The U.S. military said it fired a Hellfire missile in Zahara’s neighborhood at that time(…)

Just before the missile hit, Zahara was returning home from delivering food to neighbors. She was near the door when her grandmother yelled: “Get inside the house!”

As she began to move, the missile crashed into the house, throwing her behind a set of stairs. One of Zahara’s uncles, Dhia Rahi Shaie al-Koreishi, 34, a taxi driver, and her grandmother, Um Fadhil al-Koreishi, were killed by the blast.

“The heart of this family has been ripped out,” said Alaa Rahi Shaie, 29, another uncle, who was stoic in describing the death of his brother. “This is his blood,” he said, indicating red splotches in front of his home. “And the remains of his head are over there.”………………………………………………….. “”” [WP 23 May 2008]

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