Unrest in Post-War Iraq
A year after the fall of Baghdad, Iraq is still in turmoil, a lawless land where residents live in fear of American soldiers, insurgents, and thieves. The world inside Abu Ghraib prison is, in some ways, a reflection of the chaos and suffering outside its walls that Iraqis live under. In Spring of 2004, when radical shi'ite cleric Muqtada al Sadr's militia, Mahdi army, increased their attacks against U.S. military, clashes and bombings became part of the daily life Innocent victims were caught in the middle. And for some women, the insecurity led to an increasingly restrictive environment. Women who used to walk around in Western-style clothes now felt compelled to cover up. The future remains uncertain.