From the archive of the Weekly Filet: Some of the best on War

«I just want to know how my sons died» – bringing home Bosnia’s dead

Mosaic

«Fikret Bačić, who takes my notebook and writes a list of the names of his extended family who went missing during the last week of July 1992. It takes him a long time; there are 29 of them, including his mother Sehriša, his wife Ninka, son Nermin, who was 12, daughter Nermina, who was six, four brothers including Zijad’s father, three sisters, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Of the 29, 19 are children; the youngest was two.»

Gut-wrenching. And a – I use this word sparingly – must-read.

From Weekly Filet #257, in November 2017.

The Uncounted

The New York Times Magazine

Sorry for being a bit heavy on war in this issue, but this investigation is too important not to be recommended. The NYT has taken a closer look at «the most precise war in history» and tells the story of an Iraqi man who lost his family in a precise strike on what never should have been a target. If you prefer to listen, the story was also told in «The Daily».

From Weekly Filet #257, in November 2017.

Syria: Human Slaughterhouse

Amnesty International

As if that war wasn’t horrific enough already: Amnesty reports that up to 13’000 people have been tortured and killed in a single prison in Syria. And it gets worse once you get into the details of the report. Do read it anyway.

From Weekly Filet #, in February 2017.

A bigger problem than ISIS?

The New Yorker

The Mosul Dam holds 11 billion cubic feet of water. It is failing. A breach could kill as many as 1.5 million people. Extraordinary reporting.

From Weekly Filet #222, in January 2017.
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