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US army vet and Iraqi activist find common ground

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-04-23

Ten years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, veteran Maggie Martin, field organiser for Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Yanar Mohammed, co-founder of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, are fighting for a common cause.

Ten years after the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, and despite numerous studies, the human cost of the war remains difficult to measure. Besides the casualties – both civilian and military – tens of thousands of people have been permanently disabled and emotionally scarred, while millions of Iraqis have been forced into exile. As many as 80,000 Iraqi refugees fled to the US in the wake of the war.

CASUALTIES OF THE IRAQ WAR

“My Beloved Enemy” is a web documentary series that focuses on real people, both Iraqi and American, whose lives have been forever changed by the war.

In this episode, the first in a five-part series, veteran Maggie Martin of Iraq Veterans Against the War explains her eventual disillusionment with the war effort, while Iraqi activist Yanar Mohammed of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq recounts her effort to inform Iraqis during the insurgency that many Americans opposed the invasion.

 

Date created : 2013-03-25

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