In a land of death, Iraq’s morgue workers seek answers

By Abigail Hauslohner, September 15, 2014

BAGHDAD — The middle-aged man was killed at night, walking to his car in the Iraqi capital. No one seemed to know who did it or why.

The man’s bloated corpse lay on the metal examining table. His family waited outside. The only solid information about his death was in a vial that Dr. Aysa, a forensic pathologist, was holding in the air.

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