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  Ali coming to the UK for his false arms
Updated 07 August 2003, 11.08
Ali Abbass is on his way to the UK for treatment
Ali Abbas, the boy who lost both his arms during the war in Iraq, will arrive in the UK on Thursday for medical treatment.

The 13-year-old is going to be looked after by doctors and given fake arms to replace the ones lost in a US bombing raid.

Another boy, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohammed Hamza, is also travelling to the UK for false limbs, after losing part of his left leg and his right hand.

Ahmed Mohammed Hamza is coming with Ali
Ahmed Mohammed Hamza is coming with Ali
The pair are going to be treated at a special hospital in London for around three months after a charity raised the money to pay for the operations.

Ali became famous when pictures of him crying were beamed around the world during the war.

The explosion claimed the lives of 16 members of his family, including his mum and dad.

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