TAZA, Iraq ― Four-year-old Fatima was playing outside when the rockets started falling. It was far from the first time her town had endured a barrage of terror from the self-described Islamic State, which was then holed up one town over.
But that day, March 8, would bring a different kind of terror.
Fatima’s mother, Zeynep, sprinted toward the front door when she heard the familiar sound of rocket fire. “Fatima! Fatima!” she screamed, searching for her daughter.
And there she was, her little girl, standing in front of a rocket filled with mustard agent. Fatima would die one day later along with two other children, their small bodies and organs failing due to toxic chemical exposure. Zeynep survived, but the chemicals disfigured her arms, chest and neck.
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SOURCE: News Now/The Huffington Post Online