For the fifth anniversary of the US/British-led invasion of Iraq, the Guardian’s award-winning foreign correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad has teamed up with ITV News to bring us a series of extraordinary films for the ITV News and guardian.co.uk. In these unprecedented films he, as an Iraqi, goes where foreign journalists can no long go - to the heart of Baghdad’s most dangerous sectarian zones. He uncovers Iraq’s own killing field where only the “killers and the killed” can visit; and he reveals the desperate truth of the trafficked children of Iraq. Baghdad: City of Walls will run on guardian.co.uk and the ITV Evening News and News at Ten from Monday next week.
Videos in this series:
Video (4min 27sec): Ghaith Abdul-Ahad visits Baghdad’s killings fields on the edge of Sadr City, the scene of thousands of sectarian murders over the last three
Video (4min 37sec): In the first of Ghaith Abdul-Ahad’s films to mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, he investigates claims that the US military surge is bringing stability to Iraq
Video (2min 34sec): Ghaith Abdul-Ahad teams up with ITV News for a series of extraordinary films that go to the heart of the real Baghdad, uncovering Iraq’s own killing field where only the ‘killers and the killed’ ever go
In the final instalment of Ghaith Abdul-Ahad’s series of films to mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, he travels to an orphanage in Sadr city, where children speak of their hatred of America. A generation of Iraqi children have been radicalised and anti-westernised by the war
Video (4min 32sec): Ghaith Abdul-Ahad travels to an orphanage in Sadr city where he finds a generation of Iraqi children have been radicalised and anti-westernised by the war