Middle East

July 12, 2007

In Baghdad, even babies quickly learn to duck snipers

Nawal Na'eem Karim was surprised this week to hear her 18-month-old toddler tell her, "Talaq inana! Talaq inana!" — "Bullets here! Bullets here!" He was warning her to step cautiously past the windows. At 18 months, her baby already had learned counterinsurgency survival. He still wears a diaper.

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