This Goat Died for Iraq or Something

A war photo a day #5

This Goat Died for Iraq or Something This Goat Died for Iraq or Something

Uncategorized August 6, 2013 0

David Axe photo This Goat Died for Iraq or Something A war photo a day #5 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction... This Goat Died for Iraq or Something
David Axe photo

This Goat Died for Iraq or Something

A war photo a day #5

Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my career at war, one jarring, haunting or sublime photo a day until I run out.

The summer of 2005 was a hot one for U.K. troops occupying southern Iraq, with blazing heat and constant riots and mortar attacks. But there was some progress in the trillion-dollar job of rebuilding Iraq’s ruined infrastructure. With British help the Iraqis reopened Basra’s airport to commercial traffic — and, as I watched, sacrificed this goat on the tarmac to celebrate the arrival of the first Iraqi Airways flight.

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