Marwa Shimari
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'I was a trouble-maker': Marwa reflects on her childhood

Marwa Shimari was 12 in 2003 when an American air raid shook her village near Iraq's Sadr City.

Her right leg was almost severed after a bomb fell close to her, while she was trying to find a place to hide.

Here she tells Kevin Connolly what she was like as a child, before the incident - and reflects on how her ambitions have changed since then.

  • 11 Mar 2013