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Iraq: Interview with Haditha Survivor Iman Walid - March 2006




[] Ten-year-old Iman Walid lost seven members of her family in an attack by American marines last November. The interview with Iman was filmed exclusively for ITV News by Ali Hamdani,our Iraqi video diarist. [] Iman tells of screaming soldiers entering her house in the Iraqi town of Haditha spraying bullets in every direction. Fifteen people in all were killed, including her parents and grandparents. Her account has been corroborated by other eyewitnesses who say it was a revenge attack after a roadside bomb killed a marine. US authorities have launched an investigation to determine whether the killings were the result of self defence, crossfire or murder. []


Excerpt of an article by ITV News from March 30th, 2006.

Iman Walid


The Video



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Other Survivors and the Dead

Safa Younis, age 12

Maliya Ali, who lost her parents

In the morgue of Haditha

Video & Photo Credits


The Video & Photo


The video has been produced by the U.K.-based ITV News. It was aired first probably on March 30th, 2006. The picture of Iman (or Eman) Walid was featured in the Time magazine article from March 19th, 2006, who broke the news about what happened in Haditha November of 2005. The photographer was Franco Pagetti;


Other Survivors and the Dead


1) Safas Yunis was featured in a short documentary by ABC News. Like Iman Walid, Safas lost her parents in the massacre. Her story is featured in an article from ABC News from May 28th, 2006. - May 2006 - ABC News;

2) Maliya Abdul Hamid Hassan Ali, whose father and other relatives had been killed in a fatal U.S marines raid, shows a picture of her father and other relatives in Baghdad, Iraq. - June 2nd, 2006 - Akram Saleh/Getty Images;

3) Covering the dead in the morgue of Haditha - November 20th or 21st, 2005 - The video has been produced by an unknown journalism student who is affiliated with local the Hammurabi Human Rights group;

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