I, Who Did Not Die

I Who Did Not Die Khorramshahr Iran May It was the bloodiest battle of one of the most brutal wars of the twentieth century and Najah a twenty nine year old wounded Iraqi conscript was face to face with a thi

  • Title: I, Who Did Not Die
  • Author: Zahed Haftlang Najah Aboud Meredith May
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  • Page: 188
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  • Khorramshahr, Iran, May 1982 It was the bloodiest battle of one of the most brutal wars of the twentieth century, and Najah, a twenty nine year old wounded Iraqi conscript, was face to face with a thirteen year old Iranian child soldier who was ordered to kill him Instead, the boy committed an astonishing act of mercy It was an act that decades later would save his own lKhorramshahr, Iran, May 1982 It was the bloodiest battle of one of the most brutal wars of the twentieth century, and Najah, a twenty nine year old wounded Iraqi conscript, was face to face with a thirteen year old Iranian child soldier who was ordered to kill him Instead, the boy committed an astonishing act of mercy It was an act that decades later would save his own life.This is a remarkable story It is gut wrenching, essential, and astonishing It s a war story A love story A page turner of vast moral dimensions An eloquent and haunting act of witness to horrors beyond grimmest fiction, and a thing of towering beauty More importantly, it is a story that must be told, and a richly textured view into an overlooked conflict and misunderstood region This is the great untold story of the children and young men whose lives were sacrificed at the whim of vicious dictators and pointless, barbaric wars Little has been written of the Iran Iraq war, which was among the most brutal conflicts of the twentieth century, one fought with chemical weapons, ballistic missiles, and cadres of child soldiers The numbers involved are staggering All told, it claimed 700,000 lives 200,000 Iraqis, and 500,000 Iranians Young men of military service age eighteen and above in Iraq, fifteen and above in Iran died in the greatest numbers 80,000 Iranian child soldiers were killed, mostly between the ages of sixteen and seventeen The

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