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  Iraqi orphan Ali fitted with new arms
Updated 13 October 2003, 10.10
Ali's been fitted with his false arms
Ali Abbas - the 12-year-old Iraqi boy who lost 16 family members and both his arms in a missile attack - has finallly been fitted with false limbs.

Ali was also badly burned in the missile attack on Baghdad six months ago.

Ali has spent loads of time in hospital
Ali has spent loads of time in hospital

His parents were among those who died, but he says he is looking forward to hugging his sisters with his new arms.

Tattoo

He was fitted with them at Queen Mary's Hospital in south-west London, the Daily Mirror newspaper reports.

One of them is a state-of-the-art limb, with a hand that Ali can open and close. It's also got a Man United tattoo!

"My arms feel good. I didn't think they'd look this good," he told the newspaper.

Airlifted

"Now I want to hug my sisters and the rest of my family. I also want to brush my teeth by myself and wash my face."

Ali was airlifted out of Baghdad after coming down with an infection.

He was first taken to Kuwait, then flew on to Britain in August.



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