Death in the Sahara

It was a clear afternoon in Egypt’s western desert on Sept. 13, 2015, and an AH-64 Apache helicopter was gliding over the Abu Muharek dunes. A hot sun was beating down, though the helicopter’s pilots wouldn’t have felt it in their air-conditioned cabin. Below, just over the next ridge, 14 Mexican tourists had paused their desert safari to enjoy lunch.

https://features.foreignpolicy.com/killing-fields-in-the-egyptian-desert-mexican-tourists-attack-investigation/

August 2

 

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At traitors’ cemetery

In the left-behind village of Ballica, just outside Istanbul on the Asian side, Turkish authorities have established a very peculiar graveyard known as traitors’ cemetery.

http://www.dw.com/en/bleak-burial-turkeys-traitors-cemetery/a-19441211

August 1