“A two-inch-long black cylinder hangs on a white “stabilizer” ribbon from the branch of a lemon tree, a deadly fruit in a leafy Baghdad neighborhood.
“It’s one of the unexploded cluster bombs fired by US forces last week that still litter several residential areas of the city.
“On this street alone, residents say the controversial bomblets have killed four men. About 100 unexploded cylinders lie under bushes and in the gutters of houses in the district of Al Khouarneq, according to US bomb disposal experts who were encasing them in plaster Tuesday or blowing them up.
Those are the opening lines to a piece in today’s Christian Science Monitor co-authored by Scott Peterson. The article is titled “Baghdad’s Unexploded Bombs.” Scott joins us now from Baghdad…
- Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor reporter in Baghdad.