Living With Death: The Unwanted Visitor

An Iraqi BBC Baghdad Bureau staffer reflects on being surrounded by death in his country

Mourning events, some of which last days, have replaced birthdays and wedding parties in Iraq. Death “the unwanted guest will visit you at any moment,” according to this heart-felt anonymous letter about death in Iraq by a journalist at the BBC Baghdad Bureau. Beginning with the assassination of his young cousin, Marwan, a police officer, the author tells heartbreaking stories of how Iraqis have become “the firewood in a war which has no logic and victims of warriors who lack honour and nobility.”

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