Thirsty Sands (Part 6)

The camera man took permission to take films of me. For a moment it crossed my mind that this good treatment towards me was a prelude to a propaganda operation. As soon as the cameraman started his work, I turned away, averting my face from the camera on the excuse of being in pain. The cameraman took up another posture to get my face on full. I turned my face away again.

Thirsty Sands (Part 5)

I only realized that they had been surprised at my being alive and, shouting and yelling, called other soldiers. All of them came along and surrounded me. The second time I opened my eyes. I realized they were Iraqi troops. The pain of wounds and thirst on the one hand and seeing the Iraqis on the other, made me forget my pain. I was embarrassed in that condition and fear had overtaken me.

Thirsty Sands (Part 4)

On the other hand, I hoped, too, that our combatants would in the next stages of the operations, liberate the whole region and save us from this critical situation. This was why I decided to lie still as if I were dead. The two Iraqis, I knew, were talking to each other. From the movements of their hands, which were constantly pointing towards our positions I realized that they were reconnaissance forces.

Thirsty Sands (Part 3)

Only artillery shell thudded and exploded around me every once in a while, but I had no feelings of anxiety or fright of these, explosions little by little the sun was passing over my head and moving westward. Moments passed unsparingly and incessantly. At times I opened my eyes and looked around seeing dark spots creeping on the ground slowly. Now the sun light had given place to darkness.

Thirsty Sands (Part 2)

As Muhammad Rahat was in a critical condition, the relief worker first attended to hold him, but quickly after a few seconds came to me. I asked him if he had dressed Rahats wounds, to which he replied: “He has been martyred.” After dressing the wounds of my hand and feet, he attended the one who had helped to place the white marker pole along the line of mines.

Thirsty Sands (Part 1)

At 6 P.M in the dusk we moved towards our predetermined objectives. The last to whom I bid farewell was martyr Bahman Najafi, deputy commander of the Ammar Brigade. We comprised three battalions from Muhammad Rasollolah (SAW) Army and three battalions of the Ashura Army. At the start of our advance it began to grow dark and as usual when this happened the Iraqis did not dare to make a move, ...

The Days without Mirror (Part 30)

Until the fortieth day of Hosseins death the condition of Mohammad Reza was the same. He cried every day, looked for Hossein, phoned him and said, ‘Why Babahosseins cellphone is off? Someone goes to God and asks him, is it possible Babahossein talks to us?’ I was becoming worry about him little by little. He had a sense of hostility towards God. We could not name God at all before him.

The Days without Mirror (Part 29)

Hossein was managing director of our complex building. We handed the checkbooks and all documents to Mahmoud. Ali phoned Mohammad Rezas grandmother and told her the story. Then he took Mohammad Reza to her house. Pari put a pillow in the living room and I lay down. From 6:30 a.m. phone calls began; my siblings, my mother, relatives... At eight am, people had come and sat down on the stairs. Nobody could believe the news.

The Days without Mirror (Part 28)

On Saturday, 8th August, after finishing work in the office of complex building, Hossein had gone to computer shopping center, opposite to Milade Noor about 10:00 pm and had bought a computer for Mohammad Reza. A young man was also with him when he came back home in order to set up the computer. It was eleven o clock at night. ‘Hossein, you are so tired,’ I said, ‘your eyes turned red.’

The Days without Mirror (Part 27)

I was deeply depressed with my fathers death. I cried nights and days up to seven months. Hossein did not leave me alone for a moment. He advised me, ‘Let us take you to your sisters home; let us go to Behesht-e-zahra cemetery, perhaps you calm down there.’ He recited the prayers he knew for having patience and after each blew at me in order I calmed down. This was the first death that I experience among my family.
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