Iraqi Boy Reaches U.S. for Surgery

NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports that a nine-year-old Iraqi boy injured in a U.S. bombing attack a few years ago has arrived in southern California for surgery. A Texas photojournalist, a Hollywood screenwriter and others worked for months to get him and his mother out of Basra.



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