Iraqi girl, 12, latest recruit in guerrilla fight against U.S.
Guerrilla strikes against United States interests in Iraq have continued to escalate in recent days, with economic sabotage on the rise and a new type of combatant — a 12-year-old-girl — entering the fray against the American army. The girl, whose name was not released, reportedly opened fire on patrolling U.S. soldiers in her hometown of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on Sunday. No one was injured, but the shooting highlighted that even as international leaders were meeting at a Dead Sea resort to discuss the country’s political way forward, the security situation on the ground remains unpredictable at best. In the early hours of yesterday morning, a key oil pipeline near the Syrian border was reportedly set ablaze, marking the third such attack in 10 days. There was also another grenade attack yesterday on U.S. soldiers patrolling the streets of Baghdad. Full Story