• Berlin-Baghdad Railway

    Where was my grandfather in World War 1? Gallipoli, Mesopotamia and Anatolia in Turkey. He became a Prisoner of War in Turkey and had to work at the Railway Berlin-Baghdad. I followed him 100 years later along the railway

    published: 18 Apr 2015
  • The Baghdad Express

    Now that security has improved slightly in Iraq, many hope this will ease fears of riding on trains. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

    published: 24 Dec 2008
  • First internal train trip in Baghdad as security improves

    Baghdad's Allawi al-Hilla neighbourhood 1. Exterior of Iraqi Railways Company building 2. Mid of sign reading (Arabic): "State Company for Iraqi Railways, Ministry of Transport" 3. Pan from train to platform, AUDIO of horn 4. Close-up of side of moving train 5. Train arriving at station 6. Passengers getting on train 7. Close-up of passengers' feet walking up train stairs 8. Back shot of passengers seated inside train 9. Empty seats in carriage 10. Wide of driver waving and smiling 11. Low-angle shot of train moving slowly, AUDIO of horn 12. Wide of rail track shot through train window 13. Low-angle shot of Abdul-Ameer Hamoud, Director of Central Transport walking next to train 14. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Abdul-Ameer Hamoud, Director of Central Transport: "The price for a t...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Baghdad Railway Station, 1950's. Archive film 93031

    Iraq. Railway train travelling in Iraqi countryside. Aerial of town. Railway platform sign Bagdad West. In the capitol city, people getting off. Views of Baghdad's harbour, many people walk towards the mosque wearing traditional clothes.

    published: 12 Dec 2014
  • Road from Baghdad Airport into the centre of Baghdad

    This was my first visit to Baghdad, with transport provided by the Iraqi government

    published: 26 Sep 2012
  • KBR Convoy Ambushed in Iraq

    KBR Convoy Ambushed in Iraq. Preston Wheeler, a truck driver for KBR a subsidiary of Halliburton shot this amazing video of his truck convoy being ambushed in Iraq. The attack occurred after the U.S. military made a wrong turn down a dead-end street. Mr. Wheeler is lucky to be alive. Three KBR truck drivers were killed after U.S. troops apparently abandoned the truck drivers.

    published: 04 Jul 2009
  • Baghdad's grand station operates a single line to Basra

    (29 Apr 2016) LEAD IN: Baghdad's central rail station was known as the jewel of the city, a central hub that connected the capital with most of the Iraqi provinces. Despite its renovation in 2006, the permanent violence that swept the country since the US invasion in 2003, forced the closure of all lines except the one to Basra. STORY-LINE: Baghdad's central station used to be the hub of a rail network, connecting the capital with cities around the country, from northern al Qaim to Basra in the south. It was considered the "Jewel of Baghdad" for daily travellers. The 1914 green steam train outside the station is a symbol of Iraq's railway past glories. It was one of the first engines in the country, with a speed of 24 miles per hour (38.6 kilometres per hour) and served the pa...

    published: 17 Nov 2016
  • Train service from Baghdad to Basra resumes after 4 yr halt

    1. Wide exterior of railway station 2. Sign reading (English and Arabic) "Booking for Basra train" 3. Wide of stationary trains 4. Various of train with UPSOUND of horn 5. Passengers gathering on platform next to train 6. Various of passengers climbing aboard train 7. Two men greeting each other 8. Armed security guard on train as passengers board 9. Train conductor holding green flag 10. Wide of passengers standing on platform 11. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abdul-Karim Jabir, railway station warden: "Today, the first train starts its trip to Basra after a four year-halt. The train service recommences again thanks to the efforts of local people and the efforts of the company." (Question: Where will it go?) "From Baghdad to Basra." 12. Wide of train preparing to move with UP...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Route Irish,Baghdad,Iraq,PSD in defensive formation changes tire June 2005

    Route Irish traffic situation (june 2005). Nothing unusual here. In those days access to that highway stretching barely 6 miles from the Greenzone (today International Zone) to the Baghdad International Airport was still unrestricted, not well checked by local police yet and basically all driver were "on their own" to get through unharmed. (Local civilian vehicle and also pedestrian (!!) traffic, children and cattle owner, Security contractors, Military). This explains the agressive driving practiced by security teams on convoy or allone (PSD). Any unknown car travelling on route irish, to be passed or following you, can be a VBIED on its way with a suicide bomber sitting inside looking for a valuable encounter. In this precise stressful situation a PSD convoy cruising at high speed has a ...

    published: 15 Oct 2010
  • Iraq - From Baghdad to Karbala with Bus (HD)

    Irak - Von Bagdad nach Kerbela mit dem Bus. Ca. 130km Wegstrecke in mehr als 3Std. aufgrund der vielen Verzögerungen durch Sicherheitskontrollen.

    published: 07 Jan 2013
  • "Collateral Murder": U.S. Apache helicopters killing journalist and other civilians in Baghdad

    Excerpt from Wikileaks "Collateral Murder" video On April 5, 2010 Wikileaks released this leaked video footage from a U.S. Apache attack helicopter. The video shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and about a large group of other people walking and standing around together, in a public square in Eastern Baghdad in 2007 ... and then the helicopters blows them all to pieces with 30mm cannons, because they thought their cameras were weapons. After the helicopter murders this group, a minivan arrives on the scene and some people attempt to transport some of the wounded to a hospital. These rescuers are then also fired upon, along with the young children they had in the vehicle. The official U.S. military statement on this incident initially listed all adults as in...

    published: 05 Apr 2013
  • BAGHDAD WATCH TOWER

    TRANSPORT "SECURITY PERSONNEL" FROM LONDON TO BAGHDAD VIA ISTANBUL, FOR THE 2006 ELECTIONS.

    published: 05 Mar 2014
  • Baghdad Express

    The Baghdad Railway was built from 1903 to 1940 to connect Berlin with the Ottoman Empire city of Baghdad with a 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) line through modern-day Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. Funding and engineering was mainly provided by German Empire banks and companies, which in the 1890s had built the Anatolian Railway connecting Istanbul, Ankara and Konya. The Baghdad Railway was to connect Berlin with Baghdad, where the Germans wanted to establish a port in the Persian Gulf. The Ottoman Empire desired to maintain its control of Arabia and to expand its influence across the Red Sea into the nominally Ottoman Khedivate of Egypt which was militarily controlled by the United Kingdom since the Urabi Revolt in 1882. The Germans gained access to and ownership of oil fields in Iraq and with ...

    published: 27 Jul 2011
  • First train since war leaves Baghdad, headed for Umm Qasr

    1. Wide of Baghdad Central Station 2. Mid shot of Baghdad Central Station 3. Wide shot of platform with trains 4. Men loading mattresses onto train 5. Close up of men loading mattresses onto train 6. Men carrying mattresses inside train to sleeping compartments 7. Tilt up of cabin with two beds 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Major General Albert Whitley, British Army: "The first train is going to run from Baghdad to Umm Qasr, the main port for humanitarian aid, the main port for Iraq. Trains start moving bulk grain and other humanitarian supplies from tomorrow up into Iraq to support the Iraqi people." 9. Mid shot of British military next to train 10. Soldiers with dogs entering train 11. Various of dogs sniffing inside train 12. SOUNDBITE: (English): Lieutenant Colonel Neil Peckham...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Collateral Murder - Wikileaks - Iraq

    Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths ocurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on http://collateralmurder.com

    published: 03 Apr 2010
  • Airlines stop flights to Baghdad after shooting

    Iraq's government says the shooting of a plane at Baghdad international airport was an accident. The minister of transport said an army training exercise went wrong. Six Airlines have suspended flights to Baghdad. Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from the Iraqi Capital, Baghdad.

    published: 27 Jan 2015
Berlin-Baghdad Railway

Berlin-Baghdad Railway

  • Order:
  • Duration: 14:40
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2015
  • views: 2569
videos
Where was my grandfather in World War 1? Gallipoli, Mesopotamia and Anatolia in Turkey. He became a Prisoner of War in Turkey and had to work at the Railway Berlin-Baghdad. I followed him 100 years later along the railway
https://wn.com/Berlin_Baghdad_Railway
The Baghdad Express

The Baghdad Express

  • Order:
  • Duration: 2:06
  • Updated: 24 Dec 2008
  • views: 1659
videos
Now that security has improved slightly in Iraq, many hope this will ease fears of riding on trains. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
https://wn.com/The_Baghdad_Express
First internal train trip in Baghdad as security improves

First internal train trip in Baghdad as security improves

  • Order:
  • Duration: 2:06
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
  • views: 2795
videos
Baghdad's Allawi al-Hilla neighbourhood 1. Exterior of Iraqi Railways Company building 2. Mid of sign reading (Arabic): "State Company for Iraqi Railways, Ministry of Transport" 3. Pan from train to platform, AUDIO of horn 4. Close-up of side of moving train 5. Train arriving at station 6. Passengers getting on train 7. Close-up of passengers' feet walking up train stairs 8. Back shot of passengers seated inside train 9. Empty seats in carriage 10. Wide of driver waving and smiling 11. Low-angle shot of train moving slowly, AUDIO of horn 12. Wide of rail track shot through train window 13. Low-angle shot of Abdul-Ameer Hamoud, Director of Central Transport walking next to train 14. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Abdul-Ameer Hamoud, Director of Central Transport: "The price for a train ticket is 1000 Iraqi dinar (80 cents). We have launched this train to ease congestions, traffic jams in the Baghdad streets and consequently the arrival of a passenger by train is faster than by car to and from the centre of Baghdad." 15. Various of traffic jams STORYLINE Iraqi Railways on Wednesday launched for the first time, a train service in Baghdad as security improves across the Iraqi capital. The train's route runs between Baghdad's northern neighbourhood of Kazimiyah and the southern district of Yousifiyah, and serves many areas in the capital, a senior Iraqi official said. Abdul-Ameer Hamoud, Director of Central Transport said that the train trip would ease traffic jams in the capital. Passengers can get to and from the centre of Baghdad faster than travelling by car, he said. The price for a train ticket was 1000 Iraqi dinar (80 cents) Hamoud said. In September a private luxury train that used to belong to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein - equipped with chandeliers and Italian-made curtains, was returned to public service to help ease a train shortage. Iraq has suffered a train shortage due to years of UN economic sanctions and looting following the US-led invasion. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9864b1a951a4c56dfed545d610a8331c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/First_Internal_Train_Trip_In_Baghdad_As_Security_Improves
Baghdad Railway Station, 1950's.  Archive film 93031

Baghdad Railway Station, 1950's. Archive film 93031

  • Order:
  • Duration: 0:53
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2014
  • views: 1824
videos
Iraq. Railway train travelling in Iraqi countryside. Aerial of town. Railway platform sign Bagdad West. In the capitol city, people getting off. Views of Baghdad's harbour, many people walk towards the mosque wearing traditional clothes.
https://wn.com/Baghdad_Railway_Station,_1950's._Archive_Film_93031
Road from Baghdad Airport into the centre of Baghdad

Road from Baghdad Airport into the centre of Baghdad

  • Order:
  • Duration: 0:34
  • Updated: 26 Sep 2012
  • views: 540
videos
This was my first visit to Baghdad, with transport provided by the Iraqi government
https://wn.com/Road_From_Baghdad_Airport_Into_The_Centre_Of_Baghdad
KBR Convoy Ambushed in Iraq

KBR Convoy Ambushed in Iraq

  • Order:
  • Duration: 7:07
  • Updated: 04 Jul 2009
  • views: 126890
videos
KBR Convoy Ambushed in Iraq. Preston Wheeler, a truck driver for KBR a subsidiary of Halliburton shot this amazing video of his truck convoy being ambushed in Iraq. The attack occurred after the U.S. military made a wrong turn down a dead-end street. Mr. Wheeler is lucky to be alive. Three KBR truck drivers were killed after U.S. troops apparently abandoned the truck drivers.
https://wn.com/Kbr_Convoy_Ambushed_In_Iraq
Baghdad's grand station operates a single line to Basra

Baghdad's grand station operates a single line to Basra

  • Order:
  • Duration: 4:51
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2016
  • views: 43
videos
(29 Apr 2016) LEAD IN: Baghdad's central rail station was known as the jewel of the city, a central hub that connected the capital with most of the Iraqi provinces. Despite its renovation in 2006, the permanent violence that swept the country since the US invasion in 2003, forced the closure of all lines except the one to Basra. STORY-LINE: Baghdad's central station used to be the hub of a rail network, connecting the capital with cities around the country, from northern al Qaim to Basra in the south. It was considered the "Jewel of Baghdad" for daily travellers. The 1914 green steam train outside the station is a symbol of Iraq's railway past glories. It was one of the first engines in the country, with a speed of 24 miles per hour (38.6 kilometres per hour) and served the passengers for 32 years. In 1916 the first railway administration was formed under British military control when Britain occupied Iraq. And in 1936, the railways' ownership moved to the Iraqi government and became known as the Iraqi Republic Railway. After the 2003 US-led invasion, thieves looted the station. Renovations began in 2004 and were completed two years later. But the decline couldn't be stopped. Now the station operates one single daily train from Baghdad to the southern province of Basra 550 kilometres (311 miles) south of Baghdad. And it's not only militant attacks that threaten this rail line. The station assistant director Ali Abdel-Hussein Wadi complains that the train is often targeted by vandals who smash the windows with stones, forcing him to regular and expensive replacements. But for Wadi, the obvious factor that caused the closing of the national rail is the militant violence that swept the country since the US invasion. "Regrettably after 2003 and due to terrorist acts, a number of railway lines had to be halted. Baghdad-Basra is the only railway line which operates,'' Wadi says. Security is as tight as possible with sniffer-dogs looking for explosives in the passengers' luggage and police checking passengers heading to the train one by one. Despite the risks of travelling to Basra by train, the line has customers. The ticket prices are a draw, ranging from 10,000 Iraqi dinars (8.43 US dollars) to 35,000 (29.5 US dollars). ''I prefer to travel by train because it's cheap, comfortable and relatively safe, and train staffers provide us with good service. I hope to arrive in Basra safely," says passenger Seif Salam. Train driver Saad Mohammed al-Tamimi remembers better days, when the network was busy. ''Previously, it was safe, there were so many trains and a lot of passengers. Before, there were two trains daily for Mosul, Kirkuk and other western provinces. But now all of these lines had to be halted because of Daesh (IS) and extremists,'' he says. Optimistically, Iraqi Railways Company has recently purchased 12 Diesel train sets from China with speed up to 120 kilometres (74.5 miles) per hour at a cost of 137 million US dollars. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cf3ed86769e9139ac536bba3873a3b68 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/Baghdad's_Grand_Station_Operates_A_Single_Line_To_Basra
Train service from Baghdad to Basra resumes after 4 yr halt

Train service from Baghdad to Basra resumes after 4 yr halt

  • Order:
  • Duration: 1:32
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
  • views: 953
videos
1. Wide exterior of railway station 2. Sign reading (English and Arabic) "Booking for Basra train" 3. Wide of stationary trains 4. Various of train with UPSOUND of horn 5. Passengers gathering on platform next to train 6. Various of passengers climbing aboard train 7. Two men greeting each other 8. Armed security guard on train as passengers board 9. Train conductor holding green flag 10. Wide of passengers standing on platform 11. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abdul-Karim Jabir, railway station warden: "Today, the first train starts its trip to Basra after a four year-halt. The train service recommences again thanks to the efforts of local people and the efforts of the company." (Question: Where will it go?) "From Baghdad to Basra." 12. Wide of train preparing to move with UPSOUND of horn 13. Close of train driver holding communications device 14. Various of train leaving station STORYLINE: After four years without service, the first train departed from Baghdad to Basra on Sunday. The recommencement of the service to Basra coincides with the British handover of security to Iraqi authorities in the region. AP Television filmed the first passengers boarding the train in Baghdad's Allawi al-Hilla neighbourhood. Armed security officials were also present for the first journey between the two cities in four years. Abdul-Karim Jabir, a railway station warden said, "the first train starts its trip to Basra after a four year-halt. The train service recommences again thanks to the efforts of local people and the efforts of the company." The service was halted in the months that followed the removal of Saddam Hussein from power 2003, due to an increased number of Iraqi and foreign trains coming under attack. Some say Britain's weekend handover of Basra province will have a limited effect on security in Iraq's biggest oil region because rival Shiite warlords and local officials have been wielding the real power in the area. Stability in Basra and southern Iraq is key not only to security, but also to whether the all-important oil industry will grow and attract vital international investment. The region contains most of Iraq's proven oil reserves. If bloody fighting between Shiite factions returns, it will be hard to persuade companies to invest. British officials have said they will retain the ability to help Iraqi troops quickly if widespread violence erupts, but they are also reducing the number of troops in the country from 4,500 to 2,000 by spring. In the months soon after Hussein was toppled, there were about 40,000 British troops in Iraq. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d69ad530953a6cff6c6acc8dcec5ae7c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/Train_Service_From_Baghdad_To_Basra_Resumes_After_4_Yr_Halt
Route Irish,Baghdad,Iraq,PSD in defensive formation changes tire June 2005

Route Irish,Baghdad,Iraq,PSD in defensive formation changes tire June 2005

  • Order:
  • Duration: 3:16
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2010
  • views: 26505
videos
Route Irish traffic situation (june 2005). Nothing unusual here. In those days access to that highway stretching barely 6 miles from the Greenzone (today International Zone) to the Baghdad International Airport was still unrestricted, not well checked by local police yet and basically all driver were "on their own" to get through unharmed. (Local civilian vehicle and also pedestrian (!!) traffic, children and cattle owner, Security contractors, Military). This explains the agressive driving practiced by security teams on convoy or allone (PSD). Any unknown car travelling on route irish, to be passed or following you, can be a VBIED on its way with a suicide bomber sitting inside looking for a valuable encounter. In this precise stressful situation a PSD convoy cruising at high speed has a sudden problem with a vehicle and they form a defensive formation in the middle of Route Irish to fix the issue (punched tire). Thus becoming a "sitting duck". Approaching this formation could mean death by shooting. Not to understand what is going on in front of your car, not to stop, not staying away, not paying enough attention, or having just bad eyesight, can simply expose you to be shot ! Route Irish was a permanent school of "how to do it' and "how to survive". Everybody had his ways, thousands of ways and combinations. Of cause "run flat" tire inlays wouldn't have been a bad idea neither. But things were as they were. The Baghdad Airport Road is a 12 kilometer (7.5 mi) stretch of highway in Baghdad, Iraq linking the International Zone, a heavily fortified area at the center of Baghdad, to Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). It also links different parts of Baghdad to the Airport and connects neighboring areas to each other. It became prominent after the 2003 invasion of Iraq following its capture by the Coalition Forces. Although it was commonly referred to by the military Main Supply Route (MSR) designation 'Route Irish', the route from the International Zone to the airport stretches over two MSRs: Route Aeros, the section leading into and out of the International Zone, and Route Irish, which stretches east from the airport then turns south (past the junction with Route Aeros) to a junction with Highway 1 (MSR Tampa). Due to heavy military traffic and high-profile convoys, route from the International Zone to the airport was extremely dangerous in the years following the invasion. The many roadside bombs, suicide bombers attacking its checkpoints, drive-by shootings and random shooting from the areas on both sides of the road lead to its notoriety[1]. In late 2005 after increased patrolling, the road become safer and more reliable.[2][3] The designation 'Route Irish' follows the common practice of naming MSRs after sports teams, in this case the 'Fighting Irish' of the University of Notre Dame. (Wikipedia)
https://wn.com/Route_Irish,Baghdad,Iraq,Psd_In_Defensive_Formation_Changes_Tire_June_2005
Iraq - From Baghdad to Karbala with Bus (HD)

Iraq - From Baghdad to Karbala with Bus (HD)

  • Order:
  • Duration: 11:18
  • Updated: 07 Jan 2013
  • views: 10601
videos
Irak - Von Bagdad nach Kerbela mit dem Bus. Ca. 130km Wegstrecke in mehr als 3Std. aufgrund der vielen Verzögerungen durch Sicherheitskontrollen.
https://wn.com/Iraq_From_Baghdad_To_Karbala_With_Bus_(Hd)
"Collateral Murder": U.S. Apache helicopters killing journalist and other civilians in Baghdad

"Collateral Murder": U.S. Apache helicopters killing journalist and other civilians in Baghdad

  • Order:
  • Duration: 12:54
  • Updated: 05 Apr 2013
  • views: 30554
videos
Excerpt from Wikileaks "Collateral Murder" video On April 5, 2010 Wikileaks released this leaked video footage from a U.S. Apache attack helicopter. The video shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and about a large group of other people walking and standing around together, in a public square in Eastern Baghdad in 2007 ... and then the helicopters blows them all to pieces with 30mm cannons, because they thought their cameras were weapons. After the helicopter murders this group, a minivan arrives on the scene and some people attempt to transport some of the wounded to a hospital. These rescuers are then also fired upon, along with the young children they had in the vehicle. The official U.S. military statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed they did not know how the deaths occurred. They refused to release the video to Reuters, for an investigation of the murders. But unfortunately for the military, Private Chelsea Manning released the video to the folks at Wikileaks, who decrypted it and shared it under the name "Collateral Murder".
https://wn.com/Collateral_Murder_U.S._Apache_Helicopters_Killing_Journalist_And_Other_Civilians_In_Baghdad
BAGHDAD WATCH TOWER

BAGHDAD WATCH TOWER

  • Order:
  • Duration: 4:02
  • Updated: 05 Mar 2014
  • views: 90
videos
TRANSPORT "SECURITY PERSONNEL" FROM LONDON TO BAGHDAD VIA ISTANBUL, FOR THE 2006 ELECTIONS.
https://wn.com/Baghdad_Watch_Tower
Baghdad Express

Baghdad Express

  • Order:
  • Duration: 3:44
  • Updated: 27 Jul 2011
  • views: 2002
videos
The Baghdad Railway was built from 1903 to 1940 to connect Berlin with the Ottoman Empire city of Baghdad with a 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) line through modern-day Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. Funding and engineering was mainly provided by German Empire banks and companies, which in the 1890s had built the Anatolian Railway connecting Istanbul, Ankara and Konya. The Baghdad Railway was to connect Berlin with Baghdad, where the Germans wanted to establish a port in the Persian Gulf. The Ottoman Empire desired to maintain its control of Arabia and to expand its influence across the Red Sea into the nominally Ottoman Khedivate of Egypt which was militarily controlled by the United Kingdom since the Urabi Revolt in 1882. The Germans gained access to and ownership of oil fields in Iraq and with a line to the port of Basra would have gained better access to the eastern parts of the German colonial empire, bypassing the Suez Canal. The railway became a source of international disputes during the years immediately preceding World War I. Although it has been argued that they were resolved in 1914 before the war began, it has also been argued that the railway was a leading cause of the First World War.
https://wn.com/Baghdad_Express
First train since war leaves Baghdad, headed for Umm Qasr

First train since war leaves Baghdad, headed for Umm Qasr

  • Order:
  • Duration: 2:32
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
  • views: 1791
videos
1. Wide of Baghdad Central Station 2. Mid shot of Baghdad Central Station 3. Wide shot of platform with trains 4. Men loading mattresses onto train 5. Close up of men loading mattresses onto train 6. Men carrying mattresses inside train to sleeping compartments 7. Tilt up of cabin with two beds 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Major General Albert Whitley, British Army: "The first train is going to run from Baghdad to Umm Qasr, the main port for humanitarian aid, the main port for Iraq. Trains start moving bulk grain and other humanitarian supplies from tomorrow up into Iraq to support the Iraqi people." 9. Mid shot of British military next to train 10. Soldiers with dogs entering train 11. Various of dogs sniffing inside train 12. SOUNDBITE: (English): Lieutenant Colonel Neil Peckham, British Army: "Traditionally trains have not been used for passenger services in any great way in Iraq because the fuel is so cheap and people prefer to travel by road. So I understand there are only six services a day out of Baghdad. But it is vital that we get the wagons rolling in terms of reconstruction material and foodstuff so that we can distribute it around the country." 13. Various of train driver getting onto train engine 14. Train guard waving flags 15. Driver starting train 16. Shot from driver's seat of train moving 17. Shot from platform of man waving goodbye from moving train STORYLINE: It's the first train to leave Baghdad station since the war - and a sign that Iraq is beginning to successfully rebuild its shattered infrastructure. Before the US-led war damaged the tracks, trains used to run daily to Basra, Umm Qasr, Mosul and other destinations across the country. Wednesday's train is headed for the southern port of Umm Qasr. On board are US military personnel who are going to make sure the route is safe and that no further repairs need to be carried out. Hereafter, trains travelling between Umm Qasr and Baghdad will carry materials for the Iraq's reconstruction, as well as food supplies for distribution across the country. Coalition forces paid railway workers an emergency payment this week to ensure they continue to turn up for work. The US is still in the process of devising a regular system of payment, or salary for the workers. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c185e23787d495dfa91af79193d01547 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/First_Train_Since_War_Leaves_Baghdad,_Headed_For_Umm_Qasr
Collateral Murder - Wikileaks - Iraq

Collateral Murder - Wikileaks - Iraq

  • Order:
  • Duration: 17:47
  • Updated: 03 Apr 2010
  • views: 16064249
videos
Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths ocurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on http://collateralmurder.com
https://wn.com/Collateral_Murder_Wikileaks_Iraq
Airlines stop flights to Baghdad after shooting

Airlines stop flights to Baghdad after shooting

  • Order:
  • Duration: 2:19
  • Updated: 27 Jan 2015
  • views: 1145
videos
Iraq's government says the shooting of a plane at Baghdad international airport was an accident. The minister of transport said an army training exercise went wrong. Six Airlines have suspended flights to Baghdad. Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from the Iraqi Capital, Baghdad.
https://wn.com/Airlines_Stop_Flights_To_Baghdad_After_Shooting
×