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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Freedom and Death in Afghanistan

Yesterday Atia Abawi reported on the rescue of New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell (above, left) who was abducted by the Taliban on Saturday. His Afghan translator, Sultan Munadi (above, right), was killed during the rescue, as were a British soldier and two Afghan civilians:

This morning Atia updated the situation, especially the protests surrounding the death of Sultan Munadi:

Yesterday on International's BackStory, Michael Holmes talked with Michael Ware about the Farrell rescue and the general state of events in Afghanistan, especially the IED that Ware's truck hit last week. (This piece is so long that I had to shrink it to pass Blogger's size limits, so it may look a bit funky):

During their time in Kandahar, producer Tommy Evans filmed a BackStory piece as well:

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This morning Cal Perry reported on five bombings in Iraq as the attempts to reignite the sectarian violence:

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Yesterday Ivan Watson reported on the aftermath of a horrendous flash flood in Instanbul. It is stunning to see the damage -- cars and trucks were just twisted into unrecognizable heaps of metal:

Christiane Amanpour will be the guest on The Colbert Report next Tuesday, 9/15.

And that's all for me this week!

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