With one hand she holds a baby, with the other, she holds the detonator

It is hard to imagine anyone jumping or dancing for joy in the city of Mosul, where thousands of people have suffered in a terrible way. With each passing day, the atrocities increase. Thousands of civilians, most of whom are children, traumatized by this war, impatiently await the arrival of help.

IThere is nothing pleasant about war. It is bloody, aggressive, devastating and deadly, its effects drastically change the course of life and are sometimes irreversible. The story of the victims of Mosul is gruesome but predictable. However, what is both surprising and disturbing is the number of female suicide bombers who have sacrificed themselves.

According to Iraqi law enforcement officials, 38 female suicide bombers blew themselves up in Mosul, with the aim of killing security forces and civilians. 20 of these female suicide bombers took action the same week. A particular case has toured the world, that of a woman carrying a baby filmed by the camera of al-Mawsleya TV, an Iraqi channel, moments before she detonated the bomb hidden under her veil. This explosion killed her and her baby, and injured a few people nearby.

The woman's face is very visible on the images taken by the cameras of this TV channel. It is difficult to look at her without imagining what she could have in mind at the moment? With one hand she held her baby and the detonator with the other. She was fully aware that this bomb was going to kill her and her baby. Did her small smile on her face indicate that she was proud of what she was about to do, believing it would bring her glory and reward in heaven?

"Brides of jihadists" is the nickname given to his wives and one article states that they would like to take a more active role alongside their husbands, instead of staying at home to "take care of the children" ...

Louise Carter

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