Like a nightmarish Deja Vu all over again Tal Afar Iraq is in the news again after having been ‘captured’; By ISIS/ISIL.
Don’t remember when it was in the news the first time?
Maybe this will jog your memory::.
P.S. The media followed up on that blood-spattered girl whose parents had a “terminal experience” at a US checkpoint. Her name is Samar Hassan.They showed her that photo… for the first time… seven years later.
My brother was sick, and we were taking him to the hospital and on the way back, this happened,” Samar said. “We just heard bullets.
“My mother and father were killed, just like that.”
"Samar left school last year because she was too shy and not doing well,.." (2010)
See this post @ BagNews
with a clickthru to the New York Times followup, and an ‘interview piece NYT reporter Ed Wong wrote for BagNews about the original photo-story in honor of Chris with a larger series of photos Hondros took at the checkpoint in Tal Afar that night.
’. (Direct NYTimes link