The Iraqi State

Reuters reports on the liberation of Tikrit:

“They waved their knives in the air, to cheers from the crowd, and chanted: ‘We will slaughter him. We will take revenge for Colonel Imad. We will slaughter him.’

The policemen laid the Egyptian’s head over the curb. Then one of the police pushed the other out of the way and he swung his whole body down, landing the knife into the Egyptian’s neck.

The cop lifted the knife and thrust the blade in the Egyptian’s neck a second time. Blood gushed out, staining the boots of the cheering onlookers.

The killer started to saw through the neck, but it was slow-going. He lifted the blade again and slammed it into the Egyptian’s neck another four times. Then he sawed back and forth.”

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About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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