8/28/2005

Reuters AlertNet - CHRONOLOGY-Journalists killed in Iraq

Journalists killed in Iraq
28 Aug 2005 15:28:43 GMT
Source: Reuters
LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - A Reuters Television soundman was shot dead in Baghdad on Sunday and a cameraman with him was wounded and then detained by U.S. soldiers.

Iraqi police said they had been shot by U.S. forces. A U.S. military spokesman said the incident was being investigated.

More than 40 foreign and Iraqi journalists have been reported killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.

The real number is believed to be higher and the list does not include the many translators, drivers and other media assistants said by media watchdogs to have died since the start of the conflict.

Here is a short chronology of those reported killed in 2005.

Feb 9, 2005 - Abdul-Hussein Khazal, Basra correspondent of the U.S.-funded television station Alhurra, is shot dead.

- March 14 - In Mosul, gunmen kill Hussam Habib, an Iraqi cameraman working for Kurdistan Satellite TV. He had been kidnapped 12 hours before he was killed.

- April 23 - In Mosul, AP Television News cameraman Saleh Ibrahim dies after being shot three times in the chest when gunfire breaks out while he is reporting on an explosion.

- May 15 - Ahmed Adam and Najem Abd Khudair, reporters with the private Iraqi newspaper Al-Mada, are killed in Latifiya, south of Baghdad.

- May 31 - Jerges Mahmood Mohamad Suleiman, news anchor at Nineveh TV, is shot in Mosul. Nineveh TV is a local affiliate of Al-Iraqiya TV.

- June 24 - Knight Ridder reporter Yasser Shalihee is shot and killed while driving near a roadblock manned by U.S. and Iraqi troops.

- Jul 1 - Khalid al-Attar, an Al-Iraqiya television journalist, is abducted in Mosul by unidentified gunmen and found shot to death.

- Aug 2 - Steven Vincent, a freelance investigative journalist and art critic from New York City, is kidnapped together with his translator Nouriya Ita'is. His body was found the same night. His translator was seriously wounded.

- Aug 28 - Waleed Khaled, a Reuters Television soundman is shot dead in the Hay al-Adil district of west Baghdad. Cameraman Haider Kadhem was wounded.

Reuters AlertNet - CHRONOLOGY-Journalists killed in Iraq

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