Thursday, 15 May 2008

Girl of 8 used as 'suicide' bomber

"Militants strapped explosives to a young girl and used her to blow up an army checkpoint in Iraq yesterday."


"They detonated the device by remote control as the child, thought to be as young as eight, walked towards a group of soldiers."


This is what the article in the Metro said.

Further down it states that the US Army gave the age of the girl as between 16 and 18.

Is there any truth in the Headline? No
Is there any truth in the first part of the story? No
Is there any truth in the rest of the story? No

"US: Bombers Didn't Have Down Syndrome.
http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=500&sid=1348577

It is just the normal sensational propganda crap to demonise the "enemy".

Fact: "British Army sent 15 soldiers under the age of 18 to fight in Iraq" http://www.wsws.org/articles/2007/mar2007/chld-m08.shtml

Complaints can be made to the Press Complaints Comission
http://www.pcc.org.uk/

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