The stories leak out of Iraq faster than we can dare to take them in. This note, from a friend, serves to bring us a reality that is hard to accept. But it is a real window into life in Baghdad these days.
Here is story I heard few days ago:
Before few weeks American troops came to the Aathamia, a district in Baghdad. They came to inspect the houses in the neighbourhood as they usually do. Of course they terrify the children, the women and everybody who stays at home safely with his family.
When they were in one of the houses they saw a young lady of nearly twenty two years. She is beautiful and nice. They took her with them leaving her two children crying and her family begging them to leave her. No life for your call (no one listened) as we say.
Her family with neighbours went to demonstrate in order to release her but with no use. The family now is very sad and miserable with no hope .This is one of thousands of families that are distressed.