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Gibrahayer Oct. 25, 2005 – Hovsep Kurken Zadoian, 58, the father of Vahe Zadoian, an Iraqi Armenian married in Cyprus was shot dead in cold blood, in a mob-style hit at a crossroad in Baghdad by US soldiers. He was heading home after dropping a friend home. Another friend sitting next to him who witnessed the shooting was not hurt.
Zadoian's wife persistently tried to call her husband after he was delayed home and after the mobile phone was picked up by American soldiers they explained to her youngest son that he had been shot dead.
"We are sorry for shooting your husband… we are sorry" the Americans were heard saying at the end of the telephone line.
Hovsep Zadoian (seen here on the day of his son Vahe's wedding at Sourp Asdvadzadzin Church in Nicosia )was buried last Tuesday afternoon 18 October, 2005 in the Armenian cemetery in Baghdad. His son Vahe – married to Armenian Cypriot Elouiza Karoghlanian – tried to make his father's burial but missed it after his plane was delayed in Jordan because of a sand storm, early on Tuesday morning.
Since April 7, 2003, 18 Iraqi Armenians have been killed – five during military operations – while the others by explosions and armed groups. Zadoian is the first Iraqi Armenian shot dead by the US soldiers since the "end" of military operations in Iraq on April 9.