posted on Oct, 7 2003 @ 04:02 PM
Gina Wilkinson: When the Iraqi army retreated from Baghdad it left behind about one hundred Soviet era SA-2 missiles like these in an empty block
in the suburb of Baladyat. The missiles are filled with volatile rocket fuel and two hundred kilograms of high explosives. Locals fear their children
could be injured or their homes destroyed by these deadly weapons.
Saaed Hassan (trans): I often see children from the neighbourhood playing on the missiles or scrap collectors, dismantling them for metal and parts.
It?s very dangerous.
Long story made short: Reporter has kids stand near on sit on bombs for pictures and film. Plans on using pics and film for story. People find out she
staged film, arn't too happy about it.