3 Iraqi Heroes Sacrifice Their Lives For Fellow Soldiers & Civilians

UPDATED & BUMPED: Michael Totten found out the names of these three very brave Iraqi heroes, via HotAir:

Here are the names of the three brave Iraqis who hurled themselves on an exploding suicide bomber.

Malik Abdul Ghanem
Asa’ad Hussein Ali
Abdul-Hamza Abdul-Hassan Rissan

They were friends the Americans and Iraqis did not know we had until they were gone.

Moments before his death a grateful Iraqi thanked his countryman.

An Iraqi Army soldier gets a kiss from a civilian moments before the civilian was killed in a suicide attack on a celebration marking Army Day in the Karradah neighborhood of central Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008. Two Iraqi army soldiers threw themselves atop a suicide bomber, but the attacker was able to detonate an explosives vest, killing the two soldiers and another nine people, including the man at right, attending a gathering commemorating Iraq’s Army Day, the U.S. military and police said.
(AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)

Three Iraqi soldiers threw themselves on a suicide bomber in central Baghdad on Sunday saving the lives of several soldiers and civilians in the area.
MNF-I reported:

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest after being subdued by three heroic Iraqi Army Soldiers outside the neighborhood advisory council building killing all three soldiers and two civilian bystanders in the Karadah district Jan. 6.

“The selfless sacrifice of the three Iraqi soldiers should not be forgotten. These martyrs gave their lives so that others might live,” said Lt. Col. Steve Stover, spokesman for Multi-National Division-Baghdad. “The valor and devotion to the mission displayed by these (three) Iraqi soldiers embodies the character of the Iraqi Army, especially on the Iraqi Army Day.”

The mainstream media once again reported much higher fatality numbers than the Mult-National Forces.

Iraqi Army soldiers help a wounded colleague, center, moments after a suicide attack on a celebration marking Iraqi Army day in the Karradah neighborhood of central Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008. (AP)

His last action was thanking the Iraqi soldiers for their bravery.

An Iraqi civilian is seen moments after an attack on a celebration marking Iraqi Army day in the Karradah neighborhood of central Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008. A suicide bomber targeting Iraqi soldiers and civilians commemorating Iraq’s Army Day killed at least eight people and injured a dozen others in central Baghdad on Sunday, police said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

UPDATE 2: In the email:

THANKS for posting this on the 3 Iraqis. They are heroes
and our commie press missed it.

Matthew Gail
CTR MNF-I C2 Slayer
Theater Foreign Disclosure Advisor
Camp Slayer

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