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No One Safe on Baghdad’s Roads, Iraqis Say

Jawdat Abd al-Kadhum was not surprised that U.S. troops opened fire at a car carrying a freed Italian hostage to safety. He lost a leg to an American bullet fired from a convoy traveling ahead of him. The 23-year-old says fear, confusion and misunderstandings on all sides have made roads in Iraq’s capital perilous. Now he says he makes sure that any car he is in stops when a U.S. military convoy transporting soldiers or equipment nears. “There is no safety on the roads. Everyone should expect anything to happen on these roads. Foreigners, Iraqis we are all exposed to the same risks,” said al-Kadhum, his left tracksuit trouser leg tied around the stump of his leg. Full Story

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