Month: February 2008

Total 10 Posts

Baquba Losing Life – And Hope

BAQUBA — Life has been bad enough in Diyala province north of Baghdad after prolonged violence, unemployment and loss of all forms of normal living. What could be worse now is the loss of hope that anything will ever be better. In Baquba, capital city of Diyala province 40km northeast of Baghdad, it’s all about

The Lights Have Gone Out, Who Cares

BAQUBA — Lack of electricity in Baquba has shattered businesses, and the lives of families. Months of power failures has darkened morale everywhere. In Diyala province, just north of Baghdad, a generation has grown up in dark. The province, and its capital Baquba 40 km north of Baghdad has lived with intermittent electricity supply since

US-Backed Groups Challenge Government

BAQUBA — U.S. backed Sunni militants have challenged the U.S.-backed Iraqi government in Baghdad, and demanded political power after two women were killed by government forces. Tensions rose earlier this month when men dressed in Iraqi security personnel uniforms kidnapped two women. Their naked bodies were found later.

Dahr Jamail Interviewed by TruthOut.org

Matt Renner of Truthout.org asks Dahr about some of the untold stories of the Iraq war, including the hidden (by the US media) ramifications of the so-called “surge” strategy and the backstory to the brutal 2004 sieges of Fallujah. Dahr also discusses the personal impact and choices related to being an “unembedded” correspondent reporting from

More Bombing Creates New Enemies

BAGHDAD — Now that the smoke has cleared and the rubble settled, residents of a group of bombed Iraqi villages see the raid as really a U.S. loss. Many Iraqis view the attack Jan. 10 by bombers and F-16 jets on a cluster of villages in the Latifiya district south of Baghdad as overkill.