VIDEO: Six-Year-Old Iraqi Girl Describes the Killing of Her Father and Brother by the U.S. Military
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Naba is a six-year-old girl who once lived with her family in the Al- Mansour-neighborhood of Baghdad. On March 20, 2006, while the family was traveling to the Iraqi city of Ramadi, U.S. forces fired on the family’s car. Naba's father, Ali Mohammad, and her brother Hussein were shot dead in the incident. Naba was hit in the arm and chest.
Naba’s mother, now a widow, had to sell her possessions to fund travel to Syria for Naba’s treatment. No medical care was available for her daughter in occupied Iraq. Surgery was performed, but Naba needs more surgery and rehabilitative treatment to recover from her injuries. The family, now living as impoverished refugees in Syria, cannot afford this treatment.