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February 15th, 2006 2:24 pm
U.S. State Department Rejects Visa Applications of Iraqi Women Whose Families Were Killed by U.S. Troops


Anwar Kadhim Jawad, her husband and their four children were driving down the road from their house in Baghdad when they were caught in a hail of bullets from U.S. soldiers. There was no checkpoint and no warning. Anwar's husband, son and two daughters were shot dead. Only Anwar, who was pregnant at the time, and her 14-year-old daughter (left), survived. The US Army compensated Anwar with $11,000.

US State Department Rejects Visa Applications of Iraqi Women Whose Families Were Killed by US Troops

Women had planned to tell their stories to US policy makers and the public as part of an International Women’s Day peace campaign.

Washington, DC – Two Iraqi women whose husbands and children were killed by US troops during the Iraq war have been refused entry into the United States for a speaking tour. The women were invited to the US for peace events surrounding international women’s by the human rights group Global Exchange and the women’s peace group CODEPINK.

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