My video project

Collection with 15 media items created by Jawdat Ahmed

08 Dec 2013 10:45

just video project

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Identifying the Body of an ISIS Fighter
Makhmur
By Jawdat Ahmed
10 Aug 2014

Makhmur, Iraq
August 10, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish militia members inspect the body of a man said to be an ISIS fighter. The man was reportedly killed during a five day battle in August, 2014 between the Peshmerga and ISIS in the Makhmur district, south of Erbil.

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Cardinal Filoni News Conference
Erbil, Iraq
By Jawdat Ahmed
14 Aug 2014

News conference in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, personal envoy of Pope Francis.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces, Zmari...
Zmari
By Jawdat Ahmed
12 Aug 2014

Zmari, Iraq
August 12, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Pesmerga militia members arriving in the village of Zmari after it was recaptured from forces of the extremist Islamic State.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga On A Frontlin...
Makhmur
By Jawdat Ahmed
10 Aug 2014

Makhmur, Iraq
August 10, 2014

Members of the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga militia on a frontline position in the Makhmur district south of Erbil, Iraq.

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Iraqi Kurds Celebrate The Peshmerga M...
Erbil
By Jawdat Ahmed
12 Aug 2014

Erbil, Iraq
August 5, 2014

Honking of car horns and waving of flags in the streets of Irbil to support and celebrate the successes of the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga militia against forces of the extremist Islamic State.
Street vendors feature CDs of the Iraqi Kurdish national anthem.

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Camp Kawergosk - Iraq
By Jawdat Ahmed
23 Apr 2014

Kawergosk Camp is a facility in northern Iraq operated by UNHCR to house refugees from the civil war in Syria. It is has more than 13-thousand inhabitants and is located near Erbil in the Kurdish region of Iraq.
Various shots of the camp and inhabitants.

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Mass Wedding in Erbel, Kurdistan
Erbil, Iraq
By Jawdat Ahmed
09 Apr 2014

Twenty four couples, all Syrian refugees living in camps in Iraqi Kurdistan, were married in a mass wedding ceremony in Erbil on December 25th. The event was sponsored and paid for by the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Massoud Barzani and the non-profit Gine Organization in an effort to bring some happiness to those who have sought asylum from the civil war in Syria.

دكتورة جين - مديرة منظمة جين Dr. Gine - Director of Gine organisation

السيد تحسين - عضو منظمة يو بي بي Mr. Tahsin - UPP organisation member

سعيد كبارة - فنان سوري Saiid Kabbara - Syrian artist

يوسف الشيخ موس - محام Youssef al Sheikh Mouss - Lawyer

قصي - عريس، لاجئ سوري Koussai - Groom, Syrian refugee

شيفان - عريس، لاجئ سوري Shevan - Groom, Syrian refugee

محمد - عريس، لاجئ سوري Mohamad - Groom, Syrian refugee

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Papal Emissary Visits Erbil
Erbil
By Jawdat Ahmed
13 Aug 2014

Cardinal Fernando Filoni has arrived in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan as the personal envoy of Pope Francis. Filoni i the former papal nuncio to Iraq and Jordan.
Thousands of Christians fled to the Kurdish area as the Islamic State militia invaded towns and cities in northern Iraq.
Cardinal Filoni is expected to deliver a personal message of solidarity and support from the pope as well as financial aid to those affected by the violence.

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Kurds Watch TV News
Erbil
By Jawdat Ahmed
13 Aug 2014

Erbil, Iraq
August 13, 2014

Iraqi Kurds at outdoor restaurants in the Iscan Bazaar in Erbil watch television news coverage of the conflict with the Islamic State militia in northern Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Militia Recaptures ...
Gwer
By Jawdat Ahmed
13 Aug 2014

Gwer, Iraq
August 13, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers at the town of Gwer, Iraq, recaptured from Islamic State forces in August, 2014. Video shows Peshmerga members observing the nearby village of Kwshaf, still occupied by IS at the time this video was recorded. A bridge connecting the two communities is under the control of IS fighters.

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Iraqi Parliamentary Elections in Kurd...
By Jawdat Ahmed
30 Apr 2014

Shot on April 30, 2014
Iraq, Kurdstan
Video shows posters of the parliament elections candidates in the streets of Erbil, Kurdstand, and people voting in polling stations.

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Iraqi Kurds Consolidate Their Control...
Kirkuk, Iraq
By Jawdat Ahmed
18 Jun 2014

June 18, 2014
Kirkuk, Iraq

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is consolidating its control over the oil-rich city of Kirkuk since rushing its Peshmerga military force there on June 12th to prevent a takeover by the militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Video shows the KRG flag flying over buildings and Kurdish security forces on the street. City residents interviewed say they support the Kurdish control but they are worried about an economic slowdown caused by the deteriorating political situation in Iraq.

(NOTE: AUDIO DISTORTION ON INTERVIEWS)

Hussein Ali:
"We are with the forces of Jalal Talabani [Kurdish Leader and Iraqi-President]. The Peshmerga are ready to fight, Thanks to God Kirkuk is safe and everything is fine. Kurds, Arabs, Turkmans, and christians will defend Kirkuk until the last drop of blood. As for the Iraqi army, they withdrew and they emptied the check points. We demand that the UN, USA, Britain, and Iraq recognize our [Kurdish] borders. We want our rights and we want to mark our borders. We want our rights as the Kurdish population”.

Adnan Mardan Mahmoud:
"The Iraqi army left Kirkuk, while our brothers, the Peshmerga are here. We are comfortable now in Kirkuk since the Peshmerga are here. However, people are afraid because the situation is not stable. What is making us uncomfortable is that there is no work. Work stopped completely and we have debts, we bought merchandise from people and we need to pay them back. I do not know what to tell you. Why do they [ISIL] do that and slay people? I am afraid of them, why do they do that? You are a Muslim and I am a Muslim, I pray and you pray, why would you kill me!”.

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Field Kitchens To Feed The Refugees I...
Baharaka
By Jawdat Ahmed
22 Aug 2014

August 21, 2014
Baharaka IDP camp north Erbil, Iraq

Volunteers at the Barzani Charity Foundation collaborate with the World Food Program (WFP) to offer two meals for over 3,000 refugees. The camp is located near Erbil, the largest city of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where thousands of desperate Yazidi refugees are trapped by Sunni militant fighters. Volunteers provide staple meals such as rice, beans, and bread to refugees who line up by the thousands waiting to fill their empty pots and containers with food.

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Iraqi Christians Flee the City of Qar...
Erbil, Kurdistan
By Jawdat Ahmed
28 Jun 2014

June 28, 2014
Erbil, Kurdistan

Iraqi displaced Christians take refuge in a sports center in the Ankawa town of Erbil, Kurdistan.
According to the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) "As many as 10,000 people, many of whom are women and children, fled the majority Christian city of Qaraqosh, in northern Iraq, after it was attacked with mortar rounds".
According to the families, violent clashes erupted between Sunni militants and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in the city of Qaraqosh, earlier on Thursday June 26.
Qaraqosh is a historic Assyrian town with a population of 50,000 people, located some 30 kilometers southeast of Mosul, which was seized by ISIL fighters.

Interviews:

• Salah, Christian refugee from Qaraqosh: "We escaped fearing the shelling of the area. We left our homes fearing the shelling that is indiscriminate. It's extreme, it's a full-on war between the Peshmerga and the others. I don't know what the outcome of this battle will be. I'm from Qaraqosh, from an area called Sermer. There's a lot of fear in the area because it's on the frontline for Qaraqosh. We hope we can go back home. This situation hasn't happened anywhere else in history, it is insane. We're getting help but it doesn't serve us, what serves us is being back home. We don't want help, we want to be able to return home.

• Snaa' Behnam, Christian refugee from Qaraqosh: "First armed men arrived, we don't know if it's the national security forces, the army or ISIS. The clashes started and the residents got displaced. We left and went wherever we can go. We eventually went to Insert Location Name. It all happened in ten days, we got shelled and we don't know by whom. Everyone left in the clothes they're in, there was a huge explosion and we probably lost our homes. Other people didn't leave and left their faith to God. We left fearing for the lives of the children, specially the girls, they're too young. We lost our homes in the battle between the Kurds and we don't know who's on the other side.

• Bassima Mikhael, Christian refugee from Qaraqosh: "We were living in Qaraqosh, we heard gunshots so we left. We're displaced. We left Qaraqosh out of fear of the shelling and the fighting. We are fine here thank God, we're safe and we have food and water but the situation back home is not very good. We hope this will get solved soon so we can go back home. A shell fell behind my brother's house, we left without taking anything with us. Our house is close to the frontline, to the militias, so we left early and became displaced. We've been here for two days and before that we stayed for a day in a tent in the desert. We went back to Qaraqosh, picked out our stuff for five minutes packed some stuff and ran back."

• Janan Peter, Christian refugee from Qaraqosh: "There was shelling from both sides, the Islamist side and the Kurdish side, and the town itself is in danger of falling into the hands of the Islamists so most of the area’s residents, about 70 percent, left. We cam to Erbil. We had to get out of the area, maybe even the country and go to Turkey, we took our passports and left. We don't have anywhere to stay. We're collectively living here. We hope this will end soon so we can go back home. The humanitarian help is good and we are satisfied but morally we are tired and on a low."

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PDK-Iran
Koye
By Jawdat Ahmed
21 May 2014

PDK is try in every year all Pichermaga walking in the Mountains to be survivor and how to be keep body in the war when the fight with Iran army in the is training many new Pichermaga leaning how to make cook and shooting and a long time walking by feet up and down.