15 May 2008


Girl, 8, used as bomber kills Iraqi captain

Spokesmen for both the US and Iraqi military have confirmed that a girl strapped with explosives was the cause of a blast that killed an Iraqi captain and injured four soldiers south of Baghdad.

Iraqi Army Lt Ahmad Ali said the explosives were detonated yesterday as the girl approached the Iraqi commander in Youssifiyah.

Ali said from the scene that "the bomb was detonated by remote control, killing Capt Wassem Al Maamouri and injuring four soldiers."

And killing the girl, too, of course. Who was, I repeat, 8 years old.

This is why we fight.

h/t Bill at the Castle

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