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Thursday, April 19, 2007


A new study from Iraq’s health ministry has found close to seventy percent of Baghdad school children are showing symptoms of trauma-related stress. The symptoms include stuttering and bed-wetting. The International Committee of the Red Cross reported last week many Iraqi children are forced to pass dead bodies on the street as they walk to school.


AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — "Oh God, why all that!" sobbed one man, scanning frozen corpses stacked up in the giant morgue at the Imam Ali hospital in Sadr City after a night-time curfew was lifted.
       Around 200 anguished relatives choked back tears and anger as they swarmed past him, frantically trying to distinguish loved ones in a grotesque pile of charred bodies, many burnt beyond recognition.
       For many, a ring, tattered remains of clothes ripped to shreds in the blast or their teeth was all there was to pick out their loved ones.


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