BBC | July 19, 2011
Security forces have opened fire at a funeral procession in the volatile Syrian city of Homs killing 10 people,
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Posted in Civilian Casualties, Fire, Gunfire, Insurgents, Iraq, Middle-East, tagged al-Qaida, Car Bomb, Civilian Casualties, innocent civilians, innocent victims, sectarian fighting, war victims on April 7, 2009 |
A salesman rescued a baby from a blaze ignited by a car bombing in a Shiite neighborhood Tuesday, reaching through the shattered window and grabbing the boy after the blast killed his mother and eight other people.
The rescue, which witnesses described to an Associated Press reporter at the scene, highlighted the often overlooked role of Iraqi civilians in the aftermath of such bombings. Although violence has tapered off greatly over the past year, deadly attacks still plague the capital.