Posted in Behind the News

AP Syria missile photos dominate front pages

, by Lauren Easton

As the United States, Britain and France launched air strikes on Syria early Saturday, AP photographer Hassan Ammar, in Damascus, captured remarkable photos that ran on the front pages of some 100 newspapers across the globe.

“This was the shot I had planned for. My first picture was no good — it was out of the frame. But the second captured the moment: The streak of the missile, drawn out in the long exposures, lanced up into the night, another one further behind it,” recounted the Beirut-based photojournalist.

Damascus skies erupt with surface-to-air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Click the image below for a slideshow of newspaper front pages featuring Ammar’s photos:

Read Ammar’s first-person account