Iraqi Dancer Who 'Just Wanted To Fly' Among Baghdad's Dead

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An Iraqi self-taught dancer who defied conservativism and threats ahead of his stage debut last year was among the scores killed in a massive suicide truck bombing over the weekend in Baghdad.

The 23-year-old dancer, Adil Faraj, was buying clothes in the neighborhood of Karada for the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan when the attack happened. The holiday begins on Wednesday in Iraq.

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