Millions of Iraqi Widows Endure Daily Struggle

As U.S. forces begin to leave Iraq, an estimated 2 million widowed Iraqi women are struggling primary breadwinners of their households due to the deadly sectarian violence which erupted after the 2003 invasion. “I wish the war never happened and my husband was still alive. What is his fault? What is the fault of the innocent people?” said Halima Dakhil, who is raising four boys and a girl. Her story, one of millions of Iraqis suffering in the aftermath of U.S.militarism, is explored in this report. Departing U.S. soldiers leave behind a troubling legacy, as her story reveals.

Read the whole article by Aseel Kami with the Associated Press. 

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