Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"ISIS Sent Four Car Bombs. The Last One Hit Me."

Bryan Denton, a photographer for the New York Times was with Iraqi counterterrorism forces as they began pushing toward Mosul last week. While in Bartella, Iraq, their convoy had already been targeted by suicide car bombs three times in one day. After the incident Iraqi forces had brought up a tank and kept its main gun scanning the road ahead toward Mosul. While on their way to Mosul car bomb no. 4 was about 70 feet away by the time anyone noticed it. Denton recalls his experience traveling with the Iraqi counterterrorism forces and explains how nerve-racking and scary it was at times.

-Taylor Sikora

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