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Another Iraq Series by Bill Putnam

Here is another series of graphic images documenting the aftermath of one encounter between American soldiers and Iraqi insurgents in Baghdad. It has been loaded by Putnam, who, as of today, appears to be out of action due to some kidney stones. More of Mr. Putnam's images can be seen in his gallery.

Day of Bang Bang
The car of insurgents after a chase and firefight against an American patrol in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006
Day of Bang Bang
An American soldier aims his M-4 carbine at a wounded insurgent who might have had a grenade in his hand in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. It turns out he didn't.
Day of Bang Bang
Iraqi policemen drag the body of the wounded insurgent away from the car for treatment by an American medic Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric.
Day of Bang Bang
An Iraqi policeman asks what to do now after dragging the wounded insurgent away from a car after a short chase and gun fight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. An American medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric.
Day of Bang Bang
A wounded insurgent grimaces as Iraqi policemen drag him further away from the car he was shot in after a short chase and gun fight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. An American medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.
Day of Bang Bang
An American medic treats a wounded insurgent after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.
Day of Bang Bang
An American medic and his platoon sergeant talk about a wounded insurgent's state after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.
Day of Bang Bang
An American medic, his platoon sergeant and another soldier put another dressing on a wounded insurgent after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.

 

Day of Bang Bang
American soldiers move a dead insurgent int to a body bag after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The insurgents shot up an American patorl. Part of the unit chased after the car, hit it twice with their Humvee and engaged the car with four insurgents inside. Two died instantly, two were mortally wounded. Soldiers found four AK-47s, one PKM machine gun, one RPG launcher, five RPG rounds and almost 1,000 rounds of ammunition. In addition, they found three syringes -- two empty and one full of an unknowne drug, and Iraq Ministry of Defense identifacation cards in their wallets.

 

Day of Bang Bang
American soldiers move a dead insurgent int to a body bag after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The insurgents shot up an American patorl. Part of the unit chased after the car, hit it twice with their Humvee and engaged the car with four insurgents inside. Two died instantly, two were mortally wounded. Soldiers found four AK-47s, one PKM machine gun, one RPG launcher, five RPG rounds and almost 1,000 rounds of ammunition. In addition, they found three syringes -- two empty and one full of an unknowne drug, and Iraq Ministry of Defense identifacation cards in their wallets.

 

Jill Carroll

No News on Jill Carroll's fate as deadline passes. This reminder just in from Bill Putnam. Looks like just about any residential street in Baghdad. Putnam's newly-uploaded work can be seen in his gallery. We will be fronting more of it later this week.

 

Kidnapping corner
The corner where Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Baghdad Jan. 7, 2006. Carroll, a freelancer for the Christian Science Monitor, is still being held.

 

 

Insurgent Attacks on Iraqi forces (Putnam)

Bill Putnam has loaded two series recently dealing with insurgent attacks on Iraqi forces. I'm posting them both below. And when he get's a chance, I'd like to get Bill's view of what's happening on the ground.

 

 

Day of Bang Bang
A gas tanker burns while an American soldier from 1st of the 71st Cavalry, mans a Humvee blocking traffic on a highway in Baghdad Jan. 22, 2006. Insurgents are attacking the country's oil and gas infrastructure, like the gas tankers, to stop money from the lucrative industry reaching the government.
Day of Bang Bang
Spc. Chris Schwarz, a medic in 1st of the 71st Cavalry, directs traffic away from gas tankers set on fire by insurgents in Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. Insurgents are attacking the country's oil and gas infrastructure, like the gas tankers, to stop money from the lucrative industry reaching the government.
Day of Bang Bang
An Iraqi policeman winces in pain as Spc. Chris Schwarz, a medic in 1st of the 71st Cavalry, treats him for a gun shot wound to the upper thigh along a freeway in Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The IP was hit during a drive-by shooting by insugents in a black BMW. The IP claims they shot the insurgent were backed up an hour later when a black BMW with bullet holes and a dead man were found a couple of kilometers away.
Day of Bang Bang
The wounded Iraqi policeman is loaded into a polic vehicle for evacuation to a local hospital. The IP was hit during a drive-by shooting by insugents in a black BMW. The IP claims they shot the insurgent were backed up an hour later when a black BMW with bullet holes and a dead man were found a couple of kilometers away.
Wounded Iraqi soldier
Iraqi army soldiers help a wounded soldier into the Abu Ghraib council hall parking lot after he was shot in the mouth by an insurgent sniper Jan. 22, 2006. The bullet hit him in the mouth and exited at the base of his neck. American medics said it missed his larynx, carotid and jugular veins and brain stem by milimeters.
Wounded Iraqi soldier
An Iraqi soldier runs back into the Abu Ghraib council hall parking lot after another IA was shot in the mouth by an insurgent sniper Jan. 22, 2006. The bullet hit him in the mouth and exited at the base of his neck. American medics said it missed his larynx, carotid and jugular veins and brain stem by milimeters.
Wounded Iraqi soldier
An American soldier puts a bandage on a wounded Iraqi soldier after he was shot in the mouth by an insurgent sniper Jan. 22, 2006. The bullet hit him in the mouth and exited at the base of his neck. American medics said it missed his larynx, carotid and jugular veins and brain stem by milimeters.
Wounded Iraqi soldier
An American soldier puts a bandage on a wounded Iraqi soldier after he was shot in the mouth by an insurgent sniper Jan. 22, 2006. The bullet hit him in the mouth and exited at the base of his neck. American medics said it missed his larynx, carotid and jugular veins and brain stem by milimeters.
Wounded Iraqi soldier
 
Wounded Iraqi soldier
 
Wounded Iraqi soldier
A wounded Iraqi soldier spits up blood after he was shot in the mouth by an insurgent sniper Jan. 22, 2006. The bullet hit him in the mouth and exited at the base of his neck. American medics said it missed his larynx, carotid and jugular veins and brain stem by milimeters.
Wounded Iraqi soldier
An American medic treats an Iraqi soldier after he was shot in the mouth by an insurgent sniper Jan. 22, 2006. The bullet hit him in the mouth and exited at the base of his neck. American medics said it missed his larynx, carotid and jugular veins and brain stem by milimeters.

 

Parwana book project

Redux Pictures photographer Katherine Kiviat and journalist Scott Heidler have allowed WarShooter to post ten of the images and interviews contained in their the two-year book project, Parwana. the project documents the stories of women in Afghanistan who are acting as "agents of change" there. None of the photographs have been published in the United States.

Bebe Gul Gholamri
BEBE GUL GHOLAMRI Flag Woman with Street Construction Crew “I feel that it’s a good thing that women are now working side-by-side with men.” Q: How long have you been working on rebuilding the roads of Kabul? A: One year, two months. Q: What were you doing before this? A: I went to people’s houses and washed their clothes. Q: How does your husband feel about you working on the streets of Kabul? A: My husband died two years ago. Q: How did he die? A: He was killed by a landmine in Kabul. Q: How did you find out about this construction job? A: My friend Zekia found out about the job and told me. Q: How do you feel about doing a job that is normally reserved for men? A: I do this job to help our government and help build a better country for my children. Being a widow, it is very difficult for me to earn money. This job gives me the money to buy food for my family. I feel that it’s a good thing that women are now working side-by-side with men. Q: How do the men treat you, the men you work next to? A: They act like brothers.
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