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December 23rd, 2009
12:06 PM ET

Video: Blood still flows in Juarez

Editor's Note: Three members of the family of a Mexican marine who died in a shootout last week were killed Tuesday in the southern state of Tabasco, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said. Michael Ware was in Juarez, Mexico to report on the violence.


Filed under: Mexico • Michael Ware
December 18th, 2009
07:00 PM ET
December 17th, 2009
04:55 PM ET

Abducted in Iraq

Chuck Hadad
AC360° Producer

In 2004, Roy Hallums was abducted in Iraq and held hostage by insurgents for 311 days.

The American contractor was ambushed at his company’s compound in Baghdad by the Mujahideen Army, made up primarily of former intelligence officers under Saddam Hussein’s administration. Although he was moved around, Hallums spent most of his captivity imprisoned in an underground cell in Al-Mahmoudiyah, about 15 miles outside of Baghdad.

Hallums was working for the Saudi Arabian Trading and Construction Company when he was taken by insurgents. The company was involved in building projects in Iraq and had food service contracts with the U.S. military.

Roy Hallums, now 61, describes his experience living in captivity for 311 days.

Roy Hallums, now 61, describes his experience living in captivity for 311 days.

Hallums, who was 56 when he was abducted, describes his experience in his new book, “Buried Alive.” He told CNN that his situation was excruciating. Temperatures soared to 120 degrees and every single day of his captivity he lived in fear that his captors would execute him.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Chuck Hadad • Iraq • Michael Ware
December 11th, 2009
11:40 AM ET
December 1st, 2009
11:16 AM ET

Photo Gallery: Locals in Kandahar

Program Note: Tune in tonight for live coverage of President Obama’s speech on Afghanistan. Earlier this fall, Anderson Cooper, Michael Ware, Peter Bergen and Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Tonight AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Photos by Sarmad Qasiri
CNN

CNN's Michael Ware visits Kandahar, Afghanistan, birthplace of the Taliban. Local commanders say there's little hint of improvement in the country and that the Taliban keeps evolving and finding new ways to wage war.

Take a look at this photo gallery.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Michael Ware
December 1st, 2009
08:51 AM ET

Video: Night patrol in Afghanistan

Editor’s Note: Tonight, President Obama will outline the new U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan. He reportedly will announce the decision to increase the number of the troops in the theater by more than 30,000. News of the plan has already met skepticism with Obama’s own party. Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Michael Ware reported from Afghanistan earlier this fall about how troops are battling insurgents in the region. Watch their reports and tune in tonight for full coverage of President Obama’s announcement at 7 p.m. ET.

Michael Ware
CNN Correspondent


Filed under: Afghanistan • Michael Ware
September 11th, 2009
10:36 PM ET

Photo Gallery: Birthplace of the Taliban remains under siege

Program Note: Tune in tonight for live coverage from Afghanistan with Anderson Cooper, Michael Ware, Peter Bergen and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Tonight AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Photos by Sarmad Qasiri
CNN

CNN's Michael Ware visits Kandahar, Afghanistan, birthplace of the Taliban. Local commanders say there's little hint of improvement in the country and that the Taliban keeps evolving and finding new ways to wage war.

Take a look at this photo gallery.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Michael Ware
September 11th, 2009
06:15 AM ET
September 10th, 2009
02:21 PM ET
September 9th, 2009
02:34 PM ET

Afghan highway symbol of mission in crisis

Program Note: Tune in tonight for more from Michael Ware in Afghanistan. Anderson Cooper is reporting live from the battle zone and he is joined by CNN Security Analyst Peter Bergen, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Michael Ware. Tonight 10 p.m. ET.

Trucker Mohammed Qasim takes his fuel tanker down Afghanistan's Highway 1 once a week.

Trucker Mohammed Qasim takes his fuel tanker down Afghanistan's Highway 1 once a week.

Michael Ware
CNN Correspondent

Paid for with U.S. dollars, Afghanistan's Highway 1 was supposed to symbolize a path toward a bright future when it was repaved five years ago.

The $300 million project smoothed over the highway's rough potholes and cut in half the 12-hour drive time from the capital, Kabul, to the country's political center, Kandahar.

But today, roadside bombs have re-scarred the road, and Taliban militants routinely stage brazen attacks on its travelers.

The journey between the two cities now takes at least nine hours, and people risk their lives when they travel on the road.

"It's been blown up by landmines, and there is no security on it," truck driver Mohammed Qasim said.

People have been pulled off buses along Highway 1 and executed by the Taliban. The militants man at least three checkpoints along the 300-mile road, which runs through Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Michael Ware
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