We’re often asked how the AiB correspondents are able to do the work they do under the conditions they face. Today, Isam shows us what happened back when we blogged about him and his family winding up in the middle of a battle between Mahdi Army militia members, and United States and Iraqi military forces.
Isam wasn’t acting as a journalist on this day, he was just trying to take his pregnant wife, who had gone into labor, to the hospital. Despite the necessity of the trip, Isam and his family still found themselves risking their lives. Back in August we brought you a story abouta family in Adhamiya whom had a rocket fired at their house. These are the kind of random acts of violence facing everyone in Iraq, no matter where you go or what your profession is.