Saddam's Earless Victims Find Hope

(Reuters) Luke Baker - An estimated 3,500 Iraqi soldiers had the whole or part of their ears cut off following a 1994 edict by Saddam Hussein, in an effort to clamp down on increasing army desertion. A group of Iraqi surgeons, backed by the Health Ministry, have now announced that they would perform free reconstructive surgery on victims of Saddam's 1994 mutilation spree.

2004-06-11 00:00:00

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