Monday, February 15, 2010

Soldiers work to keep Afghan boy alive

Soldiers work to keep Afghan boy alive

By Christopher Torchia - The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Feb 15, 2010 12:22:39 EST

BADULA QULP, Afghanistan — Two Afghan men on a motorcycle approached a makeshift camp of NATO and Afghan troops and unloaded a bundle of blankets. American soldiers went into combat mode, throwing on flak vests and helmets and grabbing their rifles. They feared it was a ruse — perhaps a suicide bomber moving in for the kill.

The Afghans raised their robes to show they had no weapons, and unwrapped the bundle. Inside was 7-year-old Sayd Rahman, shot in the chest near Marjah, where U.S. Marines are trying to clear out a bastion of insurgency in one of the biggest operations since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001.
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Soldiers work to keep Afghan boy alive

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