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May 12, 2005

About That Little Girl

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Remember the picture? That little girl had a name:


Her name was Farah, and she died in the arms of Major Mark Bieger who found her after the car bomb that attacked our guys while Farah and other kids were crowding around.

The name of the guy who snapped the picture is Michael Yon and he has a blog:

"The soldiers here have been angry and sad for two days. They are angry because the terrorists could just as easily have waited a block or two and attacked the patrol away from the kids. Instead, the suicide bomber drove his car and hit the Stryker when about twenty children were jumping up and down and waving at the soldiers. Major Bieger, I had seen him help rescue some of our guys a week earlier during another big attack, took some of our soldiers and rushed this little girl to our hospital. He wanted her to have American surgeons and not to go to the Iraqi hospital. She didn't make it. I snapped this picture when Major Bieger ran to take her away. He kept stopping to talk with her and hug her."

Michael Yon's blog also gives us some details on rounding up suicide bombers.

Go read it ...

Hat tip - Speed of Thought and Mudville Gazette

Cross posted at Jawa Report

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Posted by Hyscience at May 12, 2005 5:30 PM

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