Sam Kiley

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Sam Kiley joined Sky News in 2010 to report on UK security at home and abroad. He has extensive contacts within the intelligence community and delivers the kind of breaking news on which Sky News has made its name. Sam has one of the most significant news briefs of the coming decade.

He is also a documentary maker and author and formerly worked as The Times’ Middle East and Africa Bureau Chief.

Sam had also been a frequent contributor to Sky News, Channel 4 and the BBC as a defence security analyst, before joining Sky News full time.

Sam has spent 20 years covering wars and the last 10 covering British overseas conflicts, travelling to hotspots including Israel, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Mozambique, Sudan, Iraq and Pakistan.

He also spent a full six-month tour on the frontline in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the only journalist, at present, to have done so. From his research, Sam wrote the acclaimed book Desperate Glory which is a chronicle of men at war.

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Articles by Sam Kiley

  1. 'Patchwork' Iraq Forces Can't Exploit Strikes

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. "How long can the Iraqi army hold out?" he replied when Sky called him in Baghdad on his mobile after reports of 1,000 army deaths over the weekend on the western front ...

  2. Islamic State Is Richest Terror Group Ever

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Its strength lies in its appeal as a victorious organisation that has had the sheer nerve to declare itself the Islamic State (IS). This is a notion that fires romantic and idealistic fantasies ...

  3. Islamic State Is Richest Ever Terror Group

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Its strength lies in its appeal as a victorious organisation that has had the sheer nerve to declare itself the Islamic State (IS). This is a notion that fires romantic and idealistic fantasies ...

  4. Al Qaeda Veterans Targeted In Syria Airstrikes

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. They are the Khorasan Group - al Qaeda veterans allegedly planning attacks against the West. Led by Musin al Fadhli, a 33-year-old Kuwaiti who was once so close to Osama bin Laden that he ...

  5. Air Power Could Have Stopped IS Two Years Ago

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. The temptation to insist that Britain go back to war in the Middle East is a visceral as it is understandable. But now is not the time for sudden action. That was more ...

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