A U.S. soldier carries a boy found naked and abused at a Baghdad orphanage to an ambulance on June 10, 2007. U.S. and Iraqi Army soldiers discovered the orphanage housing 24 severely malnourished and abused boys in the Baghdad neighborhood of Fajr. The boys were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Some of the 24 severely malnourished and abused boys found by U.S. and Iraqi Army soldiers at a Baghdad orphanage drink juice after they were taken to a nearby hospital for care in this photo provided to CBS News.
A suspect is held after U.S. and Iraqi Army forces found 24 naked and abused boys, ages 3 to 15, in a Baghdad orphanage. The Prime Minister’s office directed the arrest of the individuals responsible for the situation. The Ministry of Health began an investigation immediately, sources said.
Two men thought to be guards at the orphange are seen in this photo obtained by CBS News. Three women claiming to be caretakers were also found at the site.
The soldiers found kitchen shelves packed with food in the stock room. Instead of giving it to the
boys, the soldiers believe it was being sold to local markets.
A woman working at an orphanage smiles for pictures in front of the naked boys as if there was nothing wrong. She and another female worker have disappeared.
Orphan Hazim holds a teddy bear as he sits in a wheelchair after he was transferred to Dar al-Hanan orphanage for girls Thursday, June 21, 2007. Hazim and 23 other orphans, aged 3 to 15, were discovered in a room at an orphanage for boys last week following a military raid in an area northwest of Baghdad.(Photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Iraqi nurse distributes candies to orphans after they were transferred to Dar al-Hanan orphanage for girls, Thursday, June 21, 2007. The orphans were discovered in a room at an orphanage for boys last week following a military raid northwest of Baghdad. Soldiers found 24 naked and abused boys, aged 3 to 15.(Photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)