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Tunisia Museum Attack: The Aftermath
Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis Attack Aftermath 01
Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis Attack Aftermath 03
Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis Attack Aftermath 03
Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis Attack Aftermath 04
Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunis
By Mohamed Krit
18 Mar 2015

According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March. In response, Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity.

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Tunisia: Bardo Museum Attack Aftermath
Rue Ibn El Baytar, Sidi Thabet,Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
18 Mar 2015

March 18, 2015
Tunis, Tunisia

Police, Military, and emergency response teams scramble to rescue tourists and civilians who survived the attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis. Video includes shots of foreign tourists receiving medical treatment, foreign tourists boarding buses outside the museum, and general chaos as police and military secure the area.

Injured Tourist:

"No, no, I fell."

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Car Bomb Targets Anti-ISIS Task Force...
Misrata
By Bujezia
15 Mar 2015

March 15, 2015
Misrata, Libya

In a suburb of Misrata, Libya's third largest city and 187km east of Tripoli, a car bomb exploded in front of a camp of faction calling itself the 166 Battalion. According to local sources, one person was killed and several others were wounded. The 166 Battalion has been tasked with fighting ISIS in Sirte, where clashes broke out on Saturday 14 March. Video shows the aftermath of the car bomb which went off late on Sunday night.

Misrata is the power base of the Libya Dawn umbrella group which seized Tripoli in August, forcing the internationally recognized government east to Tobruk.

A group with ties to ISIS also claimed responsibility for several other high profile attacks, including that on the Corinthia Hotel in which six foreigners were killed. They have promised to retaliate with further violence if they continue to be attacked.

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Ukraine: Bomb Attack Kills Three at K...
Kharkiv, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
22 Feb 2015

A bomb blast (captured in this video) kills three people during commemoration rally for fallen Ukrainian soldiers in Kharkiv, Ukraine on Feb 22 2015 around 13:14. More then 10 people were injured in the attack.

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Anti-Terrorism Protest in Benghazi Ca...
Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
20 Feb 2015

February 20, 2015
Benghazi, Libya

Scores of Libyans staged an anti-terrorism demonstration in al-Keesh Square Benghazi on Friday, February 20, 2015.

The demonstrators called for the backing of the Libyan army and for the international community to support the Tobruk based government's demand at the UN Security Council to lift the ban on arms sales, and to provide the army with the necessary support to fight terrorism.

The demonstrations came following a triple suicide bomb attack in the eastern town of al-Qubbah, which claimed more than 40 lives.

The attacks were claimed by the 'Islamic State' in retaliation, they said, for the air strikes carried out on the IS stronghold of Derna earlier this week.

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Argentines Accuse President Kirchner ...
Bartolomé Mitre 801-899, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires,Argentina
By Zachary F. Volkert
18 Jan 2015

“Cristina! Asesina! Argentina!" went the cries outside of Buenos Aires’ Casa Rosada Monday evening. The Plaza de Mayo setting – home to countless famed moments in Argentine history – was just one of several where Buenos Aires citizens gathered in the thousands to declare their accusation that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was responsible for the death of Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who only days ago accused the president of covering up Iranian ties to a 1994 terrorist bombing. Similar protests happened all over the country, meaning tens of thousands of Argentines at the very least are convinced that their head of state is somehow responsible for the murder.

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“Infidels Now Fear Muslims”: ISIS Rea...
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 20
18 Jan 2015

Raqqa, Syria
January 18, 2015

ISIS members in the city of Raqqa, northeastern Syria said they were proud of the perpetrators of the attack against staff members of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Interviewed residents of the city also expressed similar opinions.

Raqqa has been under ISIS control for more than a year and is seen as the militant group’s capital.

1 SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Abu Zeid, resident of Raqqa

(00:00) In the name of God, With God’s help we were able to achieve victory by avenging the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon Him. We brought pride and respect back Islam. We have stricken the infidels’ hearts with fear in the operation that our brothers the Mujahideen carried out against Charlie Hebdo.
We are people whom God has honored with Islam. We say to those who mocked our religion and our Prophet, as our Sheikh of Mujahideen Osama Bin Laden, may he rest in peace, said: “If your freedom of speech is unrestrained, then bear our freedom to react. God is greatest! (00:37).

2 SOUNDBITE (Arabic with North African Accent, Man) Abu Azzam, Mosque preacher in Raqqa
(00:38) “In the name of God, Concerning these events, God almighty says: [Quranic verse] “Fight them. Allah shall torment them torture at your hands and cover them with shame and help you (to victory) over them and heal the breasts of Believers.”
These events have healed the breasts of the believers across the world, from the east to the west. These events were in the defense of our Prophet Mohammad. We bless these events.
In these events, specifically, people around the world were divided into two groups: half of them supported the Prophet, whom we were ordered to support, and the other half denounced these actions. We have not heard any condemnations of what is happening to the poor Syrian people, who are being killed with cold blood. We have not heard anyone condemn Bashar [Assad]’s warplanes that are bombing during the day, while the international coalition’s aircraft bomb during the night.
We have not heard any condemnations from anyone, not even Islamic movements.
When two knights from the Nation of Islam decided to avenge the Prophet, the Holy Prophet of the Nation of Islam, the prophet of mercy, we heard condemnations.
As for the events, I am in favor of them as a soldier of the Islamic State. I witness that these brothers healed the breasts of believers. May God reward them well and I ask God to accept them as martyrs (01:59).

3 SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Mohammad al-Mahmoud, grocer from Raqqa
(02:00) These are the enemies of God and religions. They say this is freedom, but this is not freedom. This is our Prophet. He is the beacon of the entire humankind. I will sacrifice my blood, mother and father for your sake, O Messenger of God. We will all… Demonstrations will not work. Only weapons will be useful in dealing with the malicious Western newspapers (02:23).

4 SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Abu Ayman al-Yamani, Muhajer (foreign fighter) from Yemen

(02:24) Remaining silent about insulting the Prophet is humiliation and shame. As Omar al-Farouq [the second caliph after the Prophet] said “We are a Nation that God has honored with Islam. If we take another religion, God will humiliate us.” Islam can only be honored. I ask God to be merciful with these lions who carried out the Charlie Hebdo operation. Islam’s next retaliation shall be much stronger. (02:56)

5 SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Abu Youssef, Resident of Raqqa

(02:57) This is an assault on all Muslims. This is a blatant assault (03:02).

6 SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Abu Hattoun al-Jazrawi, Muhajer (Foreign fighter) from Saudi Arabia

(03:03) Thanks be to God! These events gave Muslims a mark; infidels now fear the Muslims. Now Muslims have a strong foot that steps on these infidels. They have put almost 100,000 of their soldiers on alert. Thanks be to God! (03:22).

7 SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Abu Mazen, Resident of Raqqa

(03:23) We consider the Kouachi brothers martyrs for the operation they did. We condemn the statements issued by al-Azhar and the Gulf Council of Scholars that denounced the operation. This shall be the fate of everyone who insults the Prophet. We will cut his head off if God wills, not his hands (03:46).

8 SOUNDBITE (Russian, Man) Abu Bilal, Muhajer (foreign fighter)

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Undated photos of ISIS 06
Al-Thawrah,Syria
By AmmarParis
17 Jan 2015

Undated file photos from ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or Islamic State group or Daesh, taken in Syria probably in 2014 and published by the group on their official web pages. Photo by Transterra Media

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B-Roll: Boko Haram Survivors Seek Refuge
Maidiguri, Nigeria
By Kolomi Dala
14 Jan 2015

Hundreds of survivors of Boko Haram's recent attack, where gunmen reportedly killed over 2,000 in Nigeria's Borno state and torched entire villages, wait to be placed in a refugee camp near Maidiguri.

Nigerian authorities have yet to access the area to confirm the scale of the killings and destruction, as horror stories from survivors slowly begin to come out. However, Satellite images released by Amnesty International clearly show that two towns, Doro Gowon and neighboring Baga have been torched, destroying many homes and public places.

Over 30,000 have been displaced in these most recent attacks by Boko Haram. The group has been terrorizing northern Nigeria since 2009, attacking school, hospitals and places of worship, and kidnapping over 200 schoolgirls from their school in Chibok.

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Peshawar Demonstrators in Solidarity ...
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Malik Ayub Sumbal
13 Jan 2015

A group of Sunni clerics protested today in Peshawar, Pakistan against the Charlie Hebdo magazine and praised the two brothers who killed 11 of its employees and a police officer on 7 January in Paris. They also held a prayer ceremony for the killers and praised the attackers' actions, saying Said and Cherif Kouachi delivered justice against the cartoonists who disrespected the Holy Prophet Muhammad. The clerics made a clear distinction between the recent Taliban attack on the Peshawar Army School, which they wholly condemned, and this latest attack saying that the gunmen in Paris were justified in their killings because of the blasphemy committed by Charlie Hebdo.

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Pakistan: Peshawar Army Public School...
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Malik Ayub Sumbal
11 Jan 2015

Class is back in session at Peshawar's Army Public School, the target of a brutal attack by Taliban militants that killed 141 people in mid-December. Parents and their children were eager to tell media that despite the attacks, they are not afraid and that their children shouldn't have to live in fear in order to get an education. A ceremony was held as schools across Pakistan re-opened after an extended break in the wake of the attack.

Context:

In the morning on Dec 16, 2014 six Taliban fighters entered Peshawar’s Army Public School under orders to let the youngest children leave and to kill everyone else. The killing spree took the lives of 141 people, among them 132 children. This was the latest in a years-long string of attacks against Pakistani civilians and military and government institutions, starting with the alleged assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. The Pakistani Taliban’s targeting of educational institutions, however, is not new, including an attack on a school bus in 2011, the attempt on the life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai in 2012, and now the tragic killing of over a hundred students in the Peshawar school.

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Pakistan: Peshawar Army Public School...
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Malik Ayub Sumbal
11 Jan 2015

Class is back in session at Peshawar's Army Public School, the target of a brutal attack by Taliban militants that killed 141 people in mid-December. Parents and their children were eager to tell media that despite the attacks, they are not afraid and that their children shouldn't have to live in fear in order to get an education. A ceremony was held as schools across Pakistan re-opened after an extended break in the wake of the attack.

Context:

In the morning on Dec 16, 2014 six Taliban fighters entered Peshawar’s Army Public School under orders to let the youngest children leave and to kill everyone else. The killing spree took the lives of 141 people, among them 132 children. This was the latest in a years-long string of attacks against Pakistani civilians and military and government institutions, starting with the alleged assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. The Pakistani Taliban’s targeting of educational institutions, however, is not new, including an attack on a school bus in 2011, the attempt on the life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai in 2012, and now the tragic killing of over a hundred students in the Peshawar school.

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Pakistan: Peshawar Army Public School...
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Malik Ayub Sumbal
10 Jan 2015

Class is back in session at Peshawar's Army Public School, the target of a brutal attack by Taliban militants that killed 141 people in mid-December. Parents and their children were eager to tell media that despite the attacks, they are not afraid and that their children shouldn't have to live in fear in order to get an education. A ceremony was held as schools across Pakistan re-opened after an extended break in the wake of the attack.

Context:

In the morning on Dec 16, 2014 six Taliban fighters entered Peshawar’s Army Public School under orders to let the youngest children leave and to kill everyone else. The killing spree took the lives of 141 people, among them 132 children. This was the latest in a years-long string of attacks against Pakistani civilians and military and government institutions, starting with the alleged assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. The Pakistani Taliban’s targeting of educational institutions, however, is not new, including an attack on a school bus in 2011, the attempt on the life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai in 2012, and now the tragic killing of over a hundred students in the Peshawar school.

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"I was Al-Shabaab"
Nairobi, Kenya
By Antonella Palmieri
10 Jan 2015

Ali's voice becomes shrill when he remembers the exact moment when he decided to flee al-Shabaab in 2007.

"I spent one year with the Shabaab, training with them, fighting, assaulting villages,” he said. “Then one day we went to a village whose inhabitants did not want to pay us taxes. They were all massacred. At least forty children were killed. I couldn’t do it anymore. I saw all the blood, those dead children, and I hid and I started to cry. Why do the Shabaab not accept that their soldiers weep? Especially in the face of the dead. If they see your tears, they kill you. That day I decided to run away.”

Ali (a nickname he’s chosen for security reasons) is a 29-year-old Kenyan who was enlisted by al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group affiliated with al-Qaeda, in Kenya in 2005 and was sent to fight in Somalia. He doesn’t remember how many people he killed, but his eyes are bright with tears when he talks about attacks on villages, defenceless people being killed, children massacred. I met Ali on the roof of a building in the Muslim Quarter in Nairobi city that in recent years has suffered several terrorist attacks in which hundreds were killed.

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A Pakistani, Wrongly Accused and Tort...
Pattan, Kohistan
By Malik Ayub Sumbal
24 Dec 2014

Kamil Shah was held in US-run Bagram prison in Afghanistan for five years, where he was wrongly accused of belong to a terrorist group and tortured by American authorities he assumes were working for the CIA. Just seventeen at the time of his arrest in 2004, Kamil was eventually found and contacted in prison by the ICRC before being released and taken back to his family in their village in Pakistan.

"People suffer terribly when they lose contact with their loved ones and don't know where they are or whether they are safe," said Yuriy Shafarenko, a spokesperson of the ICRC in Islamabad. "Kamil Shah was one of those who we helped through the ICRC's Restoring Family Links program."

The ICRC declined to speak about the conditions Shah faced in prison or whether or not he was tortured.

However, the physical, emotional and mental trauma he suffered still plague Shah to this day. He says he is unable to concentrate and is haunted by his experiences in prison. Education seems out of reach for the young man who married in 2010 and works manual labor to make ends meet.

The recent revelations in a US senate report detailing the CIA’s torture program give little comfort to the former inmate who witnessed the worst of the program during the five years he was imprisoned. Shah says he demands justice from world authorities for the torture he faced and the long term effects it has had on him, including his inability to meaningfully undertake education. He questions how the US will compensate victims for the crime which they have had committed against them.

The interview is one of the first given by a torture victim detailing from experience how inmates like Kamil were treated. After the 5 years of jail, he says he doesn’t feel like himself. Here Kamil Shah gives an inside look into the life of a torture victim, how he struggles to live in society now, and the pain this causes families of released inmates.

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Pakistan: Deadly Taliban Attack on Pe...
Peshawar
By Malik Ayub Sumbal
16 Dec 2014

In the morning on Dec 16, 2014 six Taliban fighters entered Peshawar’s Army Public School under orders to let the youngest children leave and to kill everyone else. The killing spree took the lives of 141 people, among them 132 children. Pakistani military retook control of the school after hours of fighting, saying that all nine insurgents were dead.

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"I was Al-Shabaab"
Nairobi, Kenya
By Antonella Palmieri
11 Nov 2014

Ali's voice becomes shrill when he remembers the exact moment when he decided to flee al-Shabaab in 2007.

"I spent one year with the Shabaab, training with them, fighting, assaulting villages,” he said. “Then one day we went to a village whose inhabitants did not want to pay us taxes. They were all massacred. At least forty children were killed. I couldn’t do it anymore. I saw all the blood, those dead children, and I hid and I started to cry. Why do the Shabaab not accept that their soldiers weep? Especially in the face of the dead. If they see your tears, they kill you. That day I decided to run away.”

Ali (a nickname he’s chosen for security reasons) is a 29-year-old Kenyan who was enlisted by al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group affiliated with al-Qaeda, in Kenya in 2005 and was sent to fight in Somalia. He doesn’t remember how many people he killed, but his eyes are bright with tears when he talks about attacks on villages, defenceless people being killed, children massacred. I met Ali on the roof of a building in the Muslim Quarter in Nairobi city that in recent years has suffered several terrorist attacks in which hundreds were killed.

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Mother of Girl Kidnapped by Boko Hara...
Chibok, Nigeria
By Kolomi Dala
19 Oct 2014

Mary Manaseh, the mother of one of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram pleads for the safe return of her daughter, days before the Nigerian government told the press that a ceasefire agreement had been made with the militant group, including the release of over two hundred schoolgirls kidnapped in the village of Chibok on May 14. Boko Haram remains silent on the deal, but many of the parents remain hopeful despite the fear of losing their loved ones.

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Afghan Interpreters for Italian Army ...
Herat
By laura.lesevre
07 Oct 2014

In December 2014 NATO troops will withdraw from Herat and other bases around Afghanistan after a ten years mission. Interpreters who worked alongside NATO forces now feel that they are in danger and receive death threats from the Taliban. They risked their lives for 10 years alongside NATO troops, and now some are beginning to feel that they are being abandoned. It is turning out harder than they thought to obtain the visas promised them by the governments of NATO forces.

Mohammed and Abbas were translators for the Italian NATO forces based outside of Herat. They are pleading with their government to put pressure on the Italian government to allow them visas, having risked their lives for ten years while working to protect Italian forces and ensure their communication with Afghan communities and leaders.

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Afghanistan's only Female General Att...
Herat, Afghanistan
By laura.lesevre
01 Oct 2014

Maria Bashir is General Attorney of Herat, the only woman in Afghanistan occupying such a position. Her office in Herat is manned 24/7 by bodyguards. In the first interview she grants foreign press, she tells reporters that the NATO mission against the Taliban has been a failure, and that the country is still threatened by the Taliban.

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Donetsk Chemical Plant Is Under Attac...
Donetsk
By Andrey Samerkhanov
19 Sep 2014

Despite the declared ceasefire signed by both sides of the conflict in Minsk on Sept. 5, 2014, Russian-sponsored militants continued to shell residential areas and other civilian buildings in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. In addition to rocket and artillery fire aimed at Ukrainian Armed Forces units, residential areas, buildings and strategic objects such as airport, railway station, chemical plant also being hit.
Russia’s Armed Forces are using militants from DNR and LNR, terrorist organizations disguising themselves as local militia, to carry out various provocations such shelling as civilian areas while supplying these militants with the latest in Russian military hardware.
Local civilians in eastern Ukraine trying to survive the rocket and artillery fire have no way of really knowing which side is shelling them, so they often express opinions that completely contradict each other.

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Market after a night of shelling in D...
Donetsk
By Andrey Samerkhanov
16 Sep 2014

With most grocery stores shut down, this market was the main source of both food and income for many residents of Donetsk.
The market is only about three miles away from Donetsk International Airport, where fierce fighting has been going on for a long time.

Background
Despite the declared ceasefire signed by both sides of the conflict in Minsk on Sept. 5, 2014, Russian-sponsored militants continued to shell residential areas and other civilian buildings in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. In addition to rocket and artillery fire aimed at Ukrainian Armed Forces units, residential areas and buildings such as kindergartens, schools, hospitals and supermarkets are also being hit.

Russia’s Armed Forces are using militants from DNR and LNR, terrorist organizations disguising themselves as local militia, to carry out various provocations such shelling as civilian areas while supplying these militants with the latest in Russian military hardware.

Local civilians in eastern Ukraine trying to survive the rocket and artillery fire have no way of really knowing which side is shelling them, so they often express opinions that completely contradict each other.

Shot list:
Damaged and completely burned market building.
This building is completely destroyed and it’s unlikely that anyone will be able to restore it now.
Local residents help remove the rubble from the previous night’s shelling.

Stand up
Entrepreneur (personal opinion)
(Voice over) The most interesting thing is that I was the only one who managed to jump out. You can say that Ukrainians are fighting Ukrainians.
Back then it was one country (i.e., the Soviet Union), and now it’s something not understandable (i.e., Ukraine).
Now we’re killing each other.
This is just your typical civilian war.

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Residential areas shelled in Donetsk ...
Donetsk
By Andrey Samerkhanov
16 Sep 2014

This residential district in northern Donetsk has long been a popular battlefield between the Russian Army and Ukraine’s National Guard.

Background
Despite the declared ceasefire signed by both sides of the conflict in Minsk on Sept. 5, 2014, Russian-sponsored militants continued to shell residential areas and other civilian buildings in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. In addition to rocket and artillery fire aimed at Ukrainian Armed Forces units, residential areas and buildings such as kindergartens, schools, hospitals and supermarkets are also being hit.

Russia’s Armed Forces are using militants from DNR and LNR, terrorist organizations disguising themselves as local militia, to carry out various provocations such shelling as civilian areas while supplying these militants with the latest in Russian military hardware.

Local civilians in eastern Ukraine trying to survive the rocket and artillery fire have no way of really knowing which side is shelling them, so they often express opinions that completely contradict each other.

Shot list:
Damaged high-rise apartment buildings after artillery shelling.
Traces of falling shells can be seen on the walls of these buildings.
The area around the buildings has traces of multiple explosions.

Stand up
Owner of a private house interwiev (in front of the ruins of his home talks about shelling the previous night)
Earlier the shelling went only in one direction but now the direction is hard to figure out .
Shells and rockets are coming from all sides now.
There was smoke right at the corner of my house.
Let me tell you, just in the last three weeks, five shells have hit our house alone.
You can see that there’s nothing left now.
Otherwise, they just shell everywhere.

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Kindergarten shelled in Donetsk despi...
Donetsk
By Andrey Samerkhanov
16 Sep 2014

Kindergarten shelled in Donetsk
Fortunately, there were no children in this kindergarten during the shelling because the parents don’t trust to ceasefire agreement and are keeping their children at home.

Background
Despite the declared ceasefire signed by both sides of the conflict in Minsk on Sept. 5, 2014, Russian-sponsored militants continued to shell residential areas and other civilian buildings in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. In addition to rocket and artillery fire aimed at Ukrainian Armed Forces units, residential areas and buildings such as kindergartens, schools, hospitals and supermarkets are also being hit.

Russia’s Armed Forces are using militants from DNR and LNR, terrorist organizations disguising themselves as local militia, to carry out various provocations such shelling as civilian areas while supplying these militants with the latest in Russian military hardware.

Local civilians in eastern Ukraine trying to survive the rocket and artillery fire have no way of really knowing which side is shelling them, so they often express opinions that completely contradict each other.

Shot list:
Kindergarten staff clears up the rubble after shelling that can be seen throughout the video
The building itself has been damaged, as well as the playground and surrounding area.

Stand up #1
Kindergarten Director interview
(Voice over) “As you can see our equipment is damaged”. There were three volleys.
How they were shooting and what they were shooting at, I have no idea, but they hit our kindergarten.
Where’s the [Donetsk International] airport and where are we? Why us?
I get the feeling that our kindergarten was shelled on purpose.
But how do I know? I just... (crying)
Why is this happening? What the heck is this anyway? I don't know!
We’ve been killing ourselves here.
I’ve worked in this kindergarten for 35 years, and now we have to build it from scratch again.
I really don’t know what we’re going to do now...
And when will this planet of ours finally find peace?
All we want is peace. Just peace. That’s all!
No one’s rich here. We’ve been living on a teacher’s salary all our lives.
And we want peace, not war.

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Ukraine Ceasefire Breached Again
Donetsk
By Andrey Samerkhanov
16 Sep 2014

Date: September 16, 2014
Location: Donetsk, Ukraine
Length: 3:52
Despite the ceasefire agreement signed by both sides of the conflict in Minsk on Sept. 5, 2014, Russian-sponsored militants continued to shell residential areas and other civilian buildings in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. In addition to rocket and artillery fire aimed at Ukrainian Armed Forces units, residential areas and buildings such as kindergartens, schools, hospitals and supermarkets were also hit.
Russia’s Armed Forces are supplying militants from DNR and LNR, terrorist organizations disguising themselves as local militia, with the latest in Russian military hardware to carry out various provocative actions, including shelling as civilian areas.
Civilians in eastern Ukraine trying to survive the rocket and artillery fire have no way of really knowing which side is shelling them, so they often express contradictory opinions.
Story #1
Kindergarten shelled in Donetsk
Fortunately, there were no children in this kindergarten during the shelling because the parents don’t believe the ceasefire agreement and are keeping their children at home.
Shotlist:
Kindergarten staff clears up the rubble after shelling
The building itself has been damaged, as well as the playground and surrounding area.
SOUNDBITE 1
Kindergarten Director
“As you can see our equipment is damaged. There were three volleys. How they were shooting and what they were shooting at, I have no idea, but they hit our kindergarten.
Where’s the [Donetsk International] airport and where are we? Why us?
I get the feeling that our kindergarten was shelled on purpose.
But how do I know? I just... (crying)
Why is this happening? What the heck is this anyway? I don't know!
We’ve been killing ourselves here.
I’ve worked in this kindergarten for 35 years, and now we have to build it from scratch again.
I really don’t know what we’re going to do now...
And when will this planet of ours finally find peace?
All we want is peace. Just peace. That’s all!
No one’s rich here. We’ve been living on a teacher’s salary all our lives.
And we want peace, not war.”
Story #2
Residential areas shelled in Donetsk
This residential district in northern Donetsk has long been a popular battlefield between the Russian Army and Ukraine’s National Guard.
Shotlist:
Damaged high-rise apartment buildings after artillery shelling.
Traces of falling shells can be seen on the walls of these buildings.
The area around the buildings has traces of multiple explosions.
SOUNDBITE 2
Owner of a private house
(In front of the ruins of his home, he talks about shelling the previous night.) “Earlier the shelling went only in one direction but now the direction is hard to figure out. Shells and rockets are coming from all sides now.
There was smoke right at the corner of my house.
Let me tell you, just in the last three weeks, five shells have hit our house alone.
You can see that there’s nothing left now.
Otherwise, they just shell everywhere.”
Story #3
A Market is shelled at night in Donetsk
With most grocery stores shut down, this market was the main source of both food and income for many residents of Donetsk.
The market is only about three miles away from Donetsk International Airport, where fierce fighting has been going on for a long time.
Shotlist:
Damaged and completely burned market building.
This building is completely destroyed and it’s unlikely that anyone will be able to restore it now.
Local residents help remove the rubble from the previous night’s shelling.
SOUNDBITE 3
Entrepreneur
“The most interesting thing is that I was the only one who managed to jump out. You can say that Ukrainians are fighting Ukrainians. Back then it was one country (i.e., the Soviet Union), and now it’s something not understandable (i.e., Ukraine).
Now we’re killing each other.
This is just your typical civilian war.”