Iraqi doctors helped save Jessica Lynch

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Iraqi Doctors hid Jessica Lynch from Iraqi intelligence agents:

Private Lynch was kept alone in a single room, where her nurses would sing her to sleep each night. But as the shelling and shooting intensified near Nasiriya, her doctors moved her to a crowded ward. It was better to hide her in plain sight, they said. After all, as the Americans drew near, Iraqi intelligence agents were certain to take her away.

“When they showed up, I had the nurses tell them she was dead,” Dr. Houssona said. “They asked the nurses, `So where is the cadaver?’ They told them so many people had died at the hospital that we simply threw the bodies out the door.”