TIME.com This Week DEC. 3-DEC. 9

DEC. 3-DEC. 9

PHOTO ESSAY ANATOMY OF THE AFGHAN PRISON REVOLT

TIME's Alex Perry was the only journalist at the Qala-i-Jangi fortress when Taliban prisoners staged a bloody uprising. He was the first to report the initial American casualty of the war, CIA officer Johnny Micheal Spann, and filed riveting daily updates of the situation to TIME.com throughout the three-day affair.

Read his gripping account, and see a photo essay of the battlefield by Russian photographer Oleg Nikishin, who was the first photographer on the scene, at time.com/perry

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