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. Guerrilla Force Battles Islamic State In Mosul

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor, in al Shikan. The images show small groups of fighters attacking jihadist fanatics with arson attacks, kidnappings and sniper fire. They are the first sign that at least a few residents of Mosul ...

  2. The Symbolic Value Of Mosul's Secret Resistance

    Posted by - Sam Kiley. Homemade napalm engulfs a house... a bearded man is shot in the head with a pistol mounted with a makeshift silencer... an idle sentry is picked off. Video images, exclusively obtained by Sky News, were taken ...

  3. Guerilla Force Battles Islamic State In Mosul

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor, in al Shikan. The images show small groups of fighters attacking jihadist fanatics with arson attacks, kidnappings and sniper fire. They are the first sign that at least a few residents of Mosul ...

  4. Al Douri 'Death' Will Not Stop Islamic State

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Iraqi government officials have been quick to make the claim that Izzat al Douri, Saddam Hussein's deputy, has been killed. As they transport the remains of a ginger-haired man in his 70s ...

  5. War Rhetoric May Return If Iran Talks Fail

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Every day has been a scene of deja vu - over and over again the talks between Iran and Britain, France, Russia, China, the USA, plus Germany and the European Union over curbing Iran ...

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