Marsh Arabs

July 13, 2006By Richard C PendryIraq, news No Comments

The oil rich area of Southern Iraq is normally associated with arid desert. But a short drive from the bare infertile plains, which contain the huge oils fields, lies an incredible wetland ecosystem called the Iraqi Marshes. The area, supplied by its water from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, was originally 20,000 km2, but under … Read More

Attack At Diyala Bridge, Baghdad

July 4, 2006By Richard C Pendrynews No Comments

August 2006. Diyala Bridge, Baghdad, Iraq. The hole in the bridge was caused by a truck – laden with explosives – that was bound for Baghdad city centre. A common tactic by the insurgents is to detonate huge bombs in busy crowded areas, creating death and destruction on a huge scale. This time however, they didn’t … Read More