About Saif, Adel and Ausama

The people profiled in 'Hometown Baghdad' are not the usual figures that dominate the media's coverage of the Iraq war: the politicians, the troops, the insurgents or the religious fanatics. They are young, smart ambitious Iraqis struggling with everyday concerns in the middle of a deadly war.

Saif Saif - A 23-year-old recent college grad with dreams of becoming a dentist. View complete profile here.
Adel Adel - An aspiring rock musician whose hopes of forming a band are continually dashed by the violent and dangerous situation in Baghdad. View complete profile here.
Ausama Ausama - A 20-year-old medical student whose family has been repeatedly threatened and endangered by both American and insurgent forces. View complete profile here.