Articles By: Massoud Hossaini

22May
2011

Diaries from Afghan War Zone: End of Fear

The Americans in Afghanistan don’t trust anyone, not even us, the Afghans

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21Feb
2011

Diary from Afghan War Zone: Taliban’s Strategy of Civilian Mass Murders

Taliban think that the first part of their “Jihad” which was against the foreign troops is complete…

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28Jan
2011

Diaries from Afghan War Zone: A Bloody Friday

I was about to cry when I saw the pictures of a dead child

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26Jan
2011

Diaries from Afghan War Zone: Quaking president in a complicated society

Hamid Karzai inaugurated the second democratic Afghan parliament on Wednesday but he was sad and angry when he mentioned in the end, “I apologise if I’m angry some times”. Afghanistan is in the first weeks of the most difficult and dangerous year. It’s almost ten years of fighting against terrorism and extremism and this president increases our problems. He is angry just because some of the supporters from his tribe could not go to a parliament which does not have […]

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22Nov
2010

Diaries from Afghan War Zone: Concert in a Battleground

I normally go to southern Helmand province with U.S. troops to cover the war between the Taliban and US-led ISAF troops who are fighting terrorism. But this time Farhad Darya’s team invited me to tour with him and asked to photograph his concert in Helmand. Farhad Darya is a famous singer who normally sings in Persian (Dari in Afghanistan) and cannot speak Pashto very well. The 48-year-old singer has been designated as the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) Goodwill Ambassador […]

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7Nov
2010

Diaries from Afghan War Zone: Frontline and the Rest

Oct. 22 at 3 a.m.: Willson Airfield. Finally, US army decided to send us to the southwest of Kandahar to a place called Zari which is the frontline for a big ‘push’. We took off in a military Chinook helicopter and arrived in Siah Choi area at 3:20 am. Soon after touching down, we ran in the darkness and entered a half destroyed village house. Some US soldiers were gathered around a fire and warming themselves. I found an empty space […]

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19Oct
2010

Enigmas of the battle in Arghandab

I have been waiting for many days to go to Arghandab, a lush green valley few kilometres northwest of Kandahar city. A military operation is going on in the area since the last couple of weeks. I’m staying in Kandahar Air Field (KAF) for the last 19 days and during my stay I’ve covered a Medevac unit in US military camp Ramrod. During all this time I’ve been asking the US army to send me to the war zone in […]

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14Oct
2010

Sadness on a mission

MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC!!!! Radio was shouting at the Medevac team who all were sleeping at 10:30 in the morning and everyone was so tired because of the night before when they had two missions that ended at around 3 am. Everyone woke up and started to get dressed. I woke up too and started to collect my cameras and whatever I should take on a mission. We ran to the helicopter and I started taking pictures and video. Our Blackhawk […]

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