Sunday, January 25, 2009

Afghan girls maimed by acid vow to go to school

Afghan girls maimed by acid vow to go to school By Atia Abawi CNN | KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- "Shivering in pain and calling for her mother, Shamsia's hands shake uncontrollably, her eyes swollen shut and her skin peeling from terrible acid burns.

The 19-year-old was heading to school along with her 16-year-old sister, Atifa, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. It was a warm November morning last year and their only anxiety was being late for class.
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For anyone questioning why we are there, this is why. It's also why a great majority of people, both here and in Iraq, want us to stay there. If we aren't there then these girls, and so many other people, will end up dead.

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