R.I.P. Little Ali Ibn Laith - Died Today In Iraq ...
Little Ali Ibn Laith -- aged 9.
Murdered today, in Iraq.
From Iraq, to Dubhaltach, to our inbox, to you, today:
Here's our emailed response:
Mohammed's brother Ali died of his wounds today courtesy of shrapnel and flames caused by US missile strike.
He was 9.
Mike/Christina dont expect to hear anything from Mohammed until 40 day of the mourning period is over.
Saba says US soldiers shot at Mohammed as he approached a roadblock they had set up and that he was carrying Ali in his arms trying to get to hospital. He also says that Ali was very badly burned and died screaming.
We'll be posting a death notice late tonight.
Du, I am so, so sorry to learn this.
I don't have the words .... but in whatever way you can/will, please pass on sincere sympathies and heartfelt condolances.
May little Ali rest in eternal peace. May his murderers NEVER EVER do the same.
*(Cross posted at Appletree)