“US and Iraqi Army saved 24 orphaned boys!”
One point I have heard over and over from our troops about the Iraqi people is their love for their children. On countless blogs our troops have posted stories and pictures of the Iraqi that demonstrated this love. That is why I found myself so moved when I read about the members of the Fajr Neighborhood Advisory Council in Baghdad all crying over what they saw when they responded to a request by the Iraqi Army that their help was needed at a local Iraqi orphanage.
On June 10, 2007, the American military and the Iraqi Army were horrified when they went to an orphanage in a Baghdad neighborhood, Fajr. They found 24 naked boys, aged three to fifteen, severely malnourished, abused, and starving. Some were even tied to their beds. Once those tied up were released they were unable to stand. All were extremely weak.
The boys were in a darkened room that had no windows. Even more shocking was what they found in another room. The director and a guard, both men, and three women, who were supposed to be the care takers for the boys, were found in that room with enough food and clothes to care for all 24 boys. The boys had been moved to this orphanage because they were previously in a coed orphanage. The Iraqi believe boys and girls should not live together!
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