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Iraqi Child Set On Fire Brought To America For Treatment

SHERMAN OAKS - A 6-year-old Iraqi boy who made international headlines when he was doused in gasoline and set on fire by masked insurgents outside his Baghdad home has arrived in Los Angeles to begin months of treatment at the Grossman Burn Center.

Youssif, whose last name was not released for security reasons, was playing outside his home on Jan. 15 when he was attacked by masked men, according to published reports. He was left with his face disfigured and his hands deeply scarred. He was 5 at the time.

The story of the brutal attack garnered worldwide attention last month after Youssif's desperate father, who couldn't find anyone to treat his son, approached a television crew from CNN and reportedly said: "Look at what these monsters did to my boy."

Viewers who saw the news report contacted the Sherman Oaks-based Children's Burn Foundation. The foundation, which provides su

Added: Sep-18-2007 
Iraq, Middle East
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