According to Associated Press Television News, the initial video of the raid
in Mosul, Iraq, that apparently killed Saddam Hussein’s sons was captured by its
The first footage that aired on Cable News Network, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, the network nightly
newscasts and international outlets came from APTN videographer Sarmad Jalal,
according to AP’s John Jones, who said Jalal learned of the raid, phoned
that information to AP colleagues so it could be posted on the broadcast and
print wires, then shot video of the fighting.