In Memoriam | Salih Saif Aldin
Salih Saif Aldin, a 32-year-old reporter in The Post's Baghdad bureau, was killed on Oct. 14, 2007, while reporting in the Iraqi capital's neighborhood of Sadiyah. Here are collected the news stories about his death, as well as stories Saif Aldin authored and co-authored for the newspaper.
 Salih Saif Aldin, 32, a highly-valued correspondent for The Washington Post in Iraq.
Salih Saif Aldin, 32, a highly-valued correspondent for The Washington Post in Iraq.
Karin Brulliard - The Washington Post
Washington Post Editorial
SALIH SAIF ALDIN was one of those extraordinary Iraqis who have responded to war and upheaval in their homeland by becoming journalists. A native of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's home town and once one of the centers of the Sunni insurgency, he began documenting events there, first for an Iraqi newspa...
 
BAGHDAD, Oct. 14 -- On Sunday afternoon, Salih Saif Aldin set out for one of Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhoods. He knew exactly where to go. He nodded, smiled, grabbed his camera. There was nothing he needed to say.
 
BAGHDAD, Oct. 14 -- A few hours after Salih Saif Aldin's death Sunday, his colleagues and friends -- his second family, really -- gathered at The Washington Post's Baghdad bureau and collected his possessions to send to his relatives in Tikrit.
 

Salih Saif Aldin

Salih Saif Aldin at a gathering in Baghdad.
In Iraq, Fear Takes a Holiday: Relative Calm Draws Residents to Play in Baghdad Park (Post, March 22, 2007, Page A18)
 
Reactions to Verdict Reflect Shifts in Iraqis' Fortunes: Joy, Grief Divide Shiites, Sunnis in Baghdad District (Post, November 6, 2006, Page A15)
 
Victims' Relatives Await Hussein's Trial: After 1982 Attempt to Assassinate the President, Government Rounded Up and Executed 143 Men (Post, October 17, 2005, Page A09)
 
Deadly Deception at an Iraqi Market: Attacker Posing as Vendor Kills 19 in City Called Model by Bush (Post, May 10, 2006, Page A17)
 
In Iraq, Two Views: Hero or Villain (Post, October 20, 2005, Page A20)
 
Suspect's Death Evokes Hussein Era: Brutal Beating Reminiscent of Methods of Ex-President's Enforcers, Relatives Say (Post, April 9, 2005, Page A18)
 
Iraqis Begin Voting Amid Violence: 2 Americans Killed In Rocket Attack On U.S. Embassy (Post, January 30, 2005, Page A01)
 

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