Syrian Volunteer Reflects on War

This Christian Science Monitor article on the volunteers from other Arab countries who went to Iraq to fight in the war centers on an interview with a young Syrian who made his way to Baghdad just before the city fell. He was interviewed in a hospital, having been paralyzed in an exchange of fire with American troops. The Syrian says:
“I was shocked how easily Baghdad fell because I thought that Saddam Hussein could resist. The treason of the Republican Guard led to the collapse. I saw no Iraqi soldiers, except for the officers who told us where to go. All the fighting in Baghdad was by volunteers like me.”


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