Tal Afar

Type: City
Name: Tal Afar
Latitude: 36.23
Longitude: 42.27
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Bill Nemitz: Maine soldier’s memorial reminds us that battles continue

12:05 AMVeterans carry heavy burdens even after wars officially end.San Pao looked out at the all-too-familiar faces Friday at the University of Southern Maine’s Wishcamper Center in Portland, his chest tight, his eyes already welling up with the tears ... [Published Waterville Morning Sentinel - Apr 20 2014]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Testament: Remembering Chris Hondros’ Iconic Photograph From Iraq

It has been three years since photographer Chris Hondros was killed, along with fellow photojournalist Tim Hetherington, during a firefight in Misrata, Libya, on April 20th 2011. With the recent release ofChris Hondros’ grimly iconic image of screaming, ... [Published Time - 9 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Testament: Tribute to Getty Images Photographer Chris Hondros

photographer Chris Hondros was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade in Libya on April 20, 2011. Three years later, a book of his work has been published.Testament, published by Powerhouse Books, is a collection of his powerful photographs and writing, ... [Published International Business Times UK - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Days of Tea and Honey: Memories of a Quiet Iraq

Six months ago, a suicide bomber killed 13 children at a school playground in Qabak, Iraq, a town near Tal Afar in the northern province of Nineveh. I was dismayed to read the news. My platoon visited Qabak often during our deployment in 2009. It was ... [Published Gnom.es - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

A war photographer's last testament

CLICK IMAGE for slideshow — A child Liberian militia soldier. (From 'Testament,' photographs by Chris Hondros/Getty …It was one of the most searing images of the war in Iraq: a tiny girl, splattered in blood and screaming in horror after her parents had ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Long Reach: Finland’s Long-Range Rocket Launchers

TACMS vs. MLRS podFinland may turn to Russia for a substitute. Really?!?April 3/14: Buy Russian? Pressure to drop the ATACMS missile option reportedly came from Finland’s Finance Ministry, as part of more than $3 billion in public spending cuts across ... [Published Defense Industry Daily - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Finding Chris Hondros

By TODD HEISLERWhenever Chris Hondros returned to New York City after a long assignment, it was like a roving professor holding office hours. One meeting at Caffe Reggio in Greenwich Village would morph into drinks or dinner with out-of-towners visiting ... [Published Gnom.es - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

My Fort Campbell heroes

My Family and I are set to PCS to the Command and General Staff College at the end of June, and I started to recount my last four years as it comes to a close here at Fort Campbell. What I remember most vividly are the heroes I got to meet personally ... [Published Fort Campbell Courier - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Late War Photographer's Words Paired With His Searing Images

Samar Hassan, 5, screams after her parents were killed by U.S. soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division in a shooting on Jan. 18, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq. The troops fired on the Hassan family car when it unwittingly approached them during a dusk patrol ... [Published NBCNews.com - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Kevin Powers, best selling author, at WCCC

Warren County Community College will host national best-selling author and Iraq war veteran on Thursday, April 3, for a reading, conversation, and master class.All events are free and open to the public. The reading, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in room E208, ... [Published New Jersey Online - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

The photographer who gave his life to tell the truth about Gaddafi's Libya

Chris Hondros on assignment in Afghanistan. Photograph:Chris was never short of words orstories, yet my most powerful memory of him occurs when I look at his overallbody of work – and at an image of him that sits on my desk. It isimpossible for me to ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Jan 16 2014 - Updated Jan 16 2014 - 2 reports

Iraq’s Tribes Will Rise Again, Says U.S. General

Two weeks after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), an al-Qaeda-linked insurgent organization, seized control of key areas in Iraq’s Anbar Province, Sunni tribal sheikhs are trying to negotiate an end to the fighting and persuade ... [Published The China Blog - Jan 16 2014]

Quotes

"It’s such a powerful beacon for all the emotions I think someone has," Getty’s Director of Photography Pancho Bernasconi tells TIME. "Whether they believe in war or they don’t believe in war. I think that moment transcends all that, and cuts to the pain that this child is feeling."
"At 6 p.m. in winter, Tal Afar isn't quite dark yet. That night, there was just a hint of dark-blue light from the sky. No one was out. As the platoon I was travling with made its way down a broad boulevard, I could see in the distance a car driving toward us... Then came the sound of crying children from the car."
"A special force stormed the building of the Tikrit city council and freed all the hostages" a counter-terrorism spokesman said...
...In Baghdad's Sunni northern district of Azamiya, a banner at the closed gate of the hallowed Abu Hanifa mosque read: "The mosque is closed until further notice because of the targeting of imams, preachers and worshippers."

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Testament: Remembering Chris Hondros’ Iconic Ph... [Published Time - 9 hours ago]
Bill Nemitz: Maine soldier’s memorial reminds u... [Published Waterville Morning Sentinel - Apr 20 2014]
Testament: Tribute to Getty Images Photographer... [Published International Business Times UK - Apr 17 2014]
Days of Tea and Honey: Memories of a Quiet Iraq [Published Gnom.es - Apr 16 2014]
The Unflinching War Photography of Chris Hondros [Published Gizmodo - Apr 09 2014]
Slain Journalist Chris Hondros' Intense War Pho... [Published ABC News - Apr 09 2014]
A war photographer's last testament [Published Bayou Buzz - Apr 08 2014]
A war photographer's last testament [Published PR Web via Yahoo! - Apr 08 2014]
Long Reach: Finland’s Long-Range Rocket Launchers [Published Defense Industry Daily - Apr 06 2014]
Finding Chris Hondros [Published Gnom.es - Apr 02 2014]
My Fort Campbell heroes [Published Fort Campbell Courier - Mar 28 2014]
Iraq: Second report of the Secretary-General su... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 26 2014]
Late War Photographer's Words Paired With His S... [Published NBCNews.com - Mar 25 2014]
Kevin Powers, best selling author, at WCCC [Published New Jersey Online - Mar 25 2014]
The photographer who gave his life to tell the ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 19 2014]
H.R. McMaster Gets Third Star, Charged Army Future [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Feb 19 2014]
142 Killed, 163 Wounded in Iraq Attacks, Clashes [Published Antiwar.com - Feb 19 2014]
Iraq’s Tribes Will Rise Again, Says U.S. General [Published The China Blog - Jan 16 2014]
Iraq’s Tribes Will Rise Again, Says U.S. General [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jan 16 2014]
8 killed in violent attacks across Iraq [Published Xinhua News Agency - Jan 08 2014]
Baghdad Christians Targeted: 75 Killed, 141 Hurt [Published Antiwar.com - Dec 25 2013]
42 killed in wave of insurgent attacks in Iraq [Published Xinhua News Agency - Dec 16 2013]
Journalist Among 37 Killed in Iraq, 62 Wounded [Published Antiwar.com - Dec 16 2013]
Sunnis close Iraqi capital mosques in protest [Published Beaver County Times - Nov 23 2013]
Statement by Marzio Babille, UNICEF representat... [Published UNICEF - Oct 08 2013]
Iraq: New blast hits Shiite pilgrims, killing 12 [Published Beaver County Times - Oct 06 2013]
Monday: Car Bombs Kill 65 in Baghdad [Published Antiwar.com - Oct 01 2013]
Forty Killed as Bombers Target Iraq Markets [Published Antiwar.com - Aug 30 2013]
25 killed, 47 injured in Iraq attacks [Published Topnews.in - Aug 23 2013]
Bombing of bakery, other attacks in Iraq kill 9 [Published Beaver County Times - Aug 05 2013]
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Iraq: Second report of the Secretary-General su... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 26 2014]
Source: UN Security CouncilCountry: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic I. Introduction 1 . In paragraph 6 of its resolution 2110 (2013), the Security Council requested me to report to it every four months on progress made towards fulfilling the mandate of ...
H.R. McMaster Gets Third Star, Charged Army Future [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Feb 19 2014]
Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster has been selected for promotion to lieutenant general. That shouldn’t be surprising. As a company commander during Desert Storm, he was the hero of the  Battle of 73 Easting . Years later, as commander of the 3rd ...
Iraq’s Tribes Will Rise Again, Says U.S. General [Published The China Blog - Jan 16 2014]
Two weeks after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), an al-Qaeda-linked insurgent organization, seized control of key areas in Iraq’s Anbar Province, Sunni tribal sheikhs are trying to negotiate an end to the fighting and persuade ...
Iraq’s Tribes Will Rise Again, Says U.S. General [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jan 16 2014]
Two weeks after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), an al-Qaeda-linked insurgent organization, seized control of key areas in Iraq’s Anbar Province, Sunni tribal sheikhs are trying to negotiate an end to the fighting and persuade ...
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