Latest from Elyse Samuels

U.S. military admits ‘horrible mistake’ in Kabul drone strike that killed 10 Afghans

Zamarai Ahmadi, a longtime aid worker for a U.S.-based group, was hauling water cans that military analysts mistook for explosives, according to officials and video obtained by The Washington Post and others.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Examining a ‘righteous’ strike

The Washington Post provided imagery of the damage caused by the strike and U.S. military assessments of the operation to experts, including a physicist and former bomb technicians. Taken together, their assessments suggest there is no evidence the car contained explosives.
  • Sep 10, 2021

Photos and videos reveal crowded checkpoints, chaos at Kabul airport on day of the attack

The Washington Post reviewed dozens of photos and videos, analyzed satellite imagery and spoke to witnesses to understand the events before and after the devastating blast. Taken together, they reveal complex a web of checkpoints and visualize a chaotic scene in the wake of the bombing.
  • Aug 28, 2021

With the Taliban now in control, here’s what Afghans are seeing in Kabul

Amid the swift and definitive Taliban takeover of Kabul, Afghans took out their cellphones, filming the chaos of the group’s arrival, the changes that marked their presence and the eerie calm that came next.
  • Aug 18, 2021

Visual timeline: The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Photos and videos show how the brazen attack unfolded.
  • Jul 12, 2021

How baseball’s war on sticky stuff is already changing the game

The Post analyzed game footage and data for millions of pitches to measure the impact of MLB's crackdown on ball-doctoring.
  • Jul 2, 2021

A burning ship. Tons of toxic cargo. An ecosystem in the balance.

A fire aboard a container ship off the coast of Sri Lanka has led to one of the largest ecological disasters in the country’s history.
  • Jun 15, 2021

Asesinados por la Policía en Colombia

Un análisis de la evidencia en video de cuatro casos de muertes de manifestantes revela hasta qué punto la policía parece haber excedido el uso adecuado de la fuerza.
  • May 28, 2021

Killed by police in Colombia

An analysis of video evidence in four cases of protester deaths shows the extent to which police appear to have overstepped their rules of engagement.
  • May 20, 2021

Celebrations turn into tragedy: A visual timeline of the deadly stampede in Israel

A visual timeline of how the Lag B'Omer tragedy unfolded in Israel.
  • Apr 30, 2021