Photographs From Iraq: September and October, 2006.
(Including some images from other war zones)
A man reacts as Sabah Hamida, 25, a cameraman working for a local television company, is wheeled into the emergency room of the hospital in Gaza City early Sunday Aug. 27, 2006. Two missiles fired by Israeli aircraft early Sunday morning hit an armored car belonging to the Reuters news agency, injuring two television cameramen and three bystanders, Palestinian witnesses and hospital officials said. According to witnesses, the crew arrived to the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza cover a nearby Israeli raid when the missiles hit the car. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
U.S. soldiers check a piece of a human body after a bomb blast near the U.S embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday, Sept. 8, 2006. A suicide bomber sparked a massive blast Friday near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, tearing apart a military vehicle and killing at least three people, including two U.S.-led coalition soldiers, witnesses said and police said. (AP/Musadeq Sadeq)
A U.S soldier stands near a dead U.S soldier on the ground, right, at the bomb blast spot near the U.S Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday, Sept. 8, 2006. A massive suicide car bomb struck a convoy of U.S. military vehicles in Kabul on Friday, killing at least 10 people, including two American soldiers, and wounding 17 others, officials and witnesses said. (AP/Paul Garwood) Note from PFI: This would be the first time, to our knowledge, that the U.S. military has allowed a dead U.S. soldier to be photographed in Afghanistan or Iraq, especially at the scene of an attack.
Injured Iraqi girl Tabarq Yasin, 9, recovers in a hospital, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday Sept. 16, 2006. Yasin was injured on Thursday when she was caught in the crossfire of U.S. soldiers and insurgents in western Baghdad, according to her father. (AP/Khalid Mohammed)
The village of Mirdish, in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province. Crossing the bridge are U.S. soldiers.
The "International Security Assistance Force" on the Kabul-Jalalabad road, September 25.
A Ford Excusion burns in Baghdad after a bomb attack on October 15. Iraqi police said that two civilians were wounded - no mention was made of the people, most likely American mercenaries, who were in the SUV.
A boy throws a rock at a burning British consulate vehicle after it was attacked by gunmen with a rocket propelled grenade launcher in Basra, October 16, 2006. (Atef Hassan/Reuters)
Apparently the same incident in Basra.
A woman outside a Baghdad hospital on the same day, where she was waiting to pick up the body of an 18-month old kid and his mother. They were killed by a mortar in the Dora neighborhood, among dozens of other people who die every day in Baghdad.
Also the same day, two car bombs exploded in a Shiite neighborhood, killing 20 people including the kid pictured here, and wounding many more.
Bodies of Taliban militants lie in a military base of the Afghan National Army in Bermel area of eastern Afghanistan, Oct. 18, 2006. The militants were killed by Afghan soldiers in a clash in Bermel on Oct. 17. Located in Paktika province and bordered by Pakistan, Bermel has witnessed much Taliban-linked insurgence. (Xinhua) The Xinhua article which accompanied this photo noted that a "secret" number of U.S. soldiers are stationed at the base, and most likely doing most of the killing.
Three alleged insurgents, two Pakistanis and an Afghan, said to have been captured at the same time that the above people were killed.
A view of a Pakistani military base on the Afghan border, taken from an American installation on the Afghan side.
Iraqi PM Nuri al-Malaki, background, and powerful Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr at a press conference in Najaf on October 18. Al-Malaki ordered the release of a high ranking member of al-Sadr's political organization who been arrested by U.S. soldiers. The U.S. military and American media have recently been attempting to pin blame for the Shiite death squads in Iraq on al-Sadr and his anti-occupation militia; in reality, most of the death squads operate quite obviously from the U.S.-installed, armed, and funded forces of the Iraqi state.
On October 20th, the anti-occupation Mehdi Army seized control of the city of Amara in southern Iraq. Eighteen people were reported killed as members of the Shiite militia fought the police, who are controlled by another Shiite militia that is backed by Iran and is tacitly pro-occupation. Three major police stations, such as the one pictured, were destroyed.
Another scene from Amara.
BAQUBA, IRAQ: Blindfolded terror related suspects hold each other as they walk into an Iraqi army military base in the restive city of Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, 22 October 2006. The suspects were arrested today by the Iraqi army during raids in the city. AFP
Black smoke rises from the heavily fortified Green Zone area in Baghdad 22 October 2006. A fire in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone sparked rumors of an insurgent attack today, as clouds of black smoke billowed up above the skyline. But US military spokesman lieutenant colonel Chris Garver and Iraqi defence ministry official both dismissed the reports, describing the blaze as a simple trash fire rather than the result of a bombing. AFP/SABAH ARAR What ever happened to good ol' fashioned trash fires?
An Iraqi comforts his wounded son as he receives medical treatment at a hospital in the restive city of Baquba northeast of Baghdad 22 October 2006. Two Iraqis were killed today and nine others were wounded by acts of violence across the city. AFP/ALI YUSSEF
Anti-occupation militants in Ramadi, October 22.
An Iraqi man hugs his brother as he is released from the U.S. military custody at a bus station in central Baghdad, Sunday Oct. 22, 2006. A group of about 20 detainees was released. Some 13.000 Iraqis are held by the U.S. military in prisons around Iraq. (AP/Hadi Mizban) Note: AP neglects to mention that the all of the 13,000+ prisoners in Iraq are held illegally, without charge, access to lawyers, or any recognition of their basic human rights. Incidentally, most (80% estimated by the Red Cross) are detained by "mistake", and kept in prison until such time as it is convenient to let them go.
Residents run away from the scene as police are attacked by gunmen in Baghdad October 22, 2006. Gunmen using rocket propelled grenade (RPG) launchers and small arms fire attacked policemen and soldiers securing the scene of a bomb attack near a market, witnesses and police said. REUTERS/Namir Noor-Eldeen
Afghanistan: NATO Massacres 22 civilians, October 18
U.S.-installed Iraqi government hiding true casualty figures
At least 914,000 people forced to flee their homes since U.S. invasion of Iraq: UNHCR.
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