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Episode #5 (S1E5): Reverberating Effects: The Aftermath of Hawija

In June 2015, Dutch F-16s carried out an airstrike on an ISIS ammunition factory in the Iraqi town of Hawija, causing considerable harm beyond what was anticipated. In this episode, Mohammed Abdulkareem Khthar, Head of Programs at Iraqi NGO Al-Ghad, and Dutch journalist Judit Neurink explain the impact of the airstrike on the people in Hawija, both in the immediate aftermath of the strike and in the years that followed, and why they think it's time for acknowledgement from the Dutch government.

The Civilian Protection Podcast, brought to you by CIVIC and PAX, shares the voices of people affected by war, the dangers they face, the choices they make, and what can be done to better protect them — because we believe it’s time to put them at the center of the discussion.

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Date of publication:

Feb 22, 2022




Guests: Mohammed Abdulkareem Khthar (Head of Programs, Al-Ghad) and Dutch journalist Judit Neurink

Co-hosts: Saba Azeem (Project Lead Human Security Survey Iraq, PAX), Marc Garlasco (Military Advisor Protection of Civilians, PAX), Annie Shiel (US Policy & Advocacy Senior Advisor, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC))

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