Though today’s incident in Qamishli is a rare occurrence, it is likely a harbinger of the region-wide push that has seen countries like Syria and Iraq take a firmer posture towards the presence of US troops in their countries.
My colleague was obsessed with trains, so I thought he dragged the Cairo press corps across the Syrian desert just to visit this train station.
During the 1990s, I had a lucrative working arrangement with a German news magazine as a photographer. And over the course of the decade, I traveled with the magazine’s correspondent throughout North Africa, the Middle East and occasionally locations beyond. My colleague was obsessed with trains. No matter where we traveled, there was no getting