Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Jassem Hamad Ibrahim

Al-Iraqiya

October 4, 2006, in Mosul, Iraq

Ibrahim, a driver for the Iraqi state television channel Al-Iraqiya, was shot by unidentified gunmen in Mosul. The assailants ambushed Ibrahim at about 2 p.m. as he was running errands for the station, according to a source at Nineveh TV, the local affiliate of Al-Iraqiya. His body was found riddled with bullets, according to the source and news reports.

Earlier that day, the source said, Ibrahim had driven several camera operators around Mosul to film footage. The slaying occurred about 30 minutes after Ibrahim dropped off the camera operators at the station. They later reported that they believed they had been followed during the assignment, the source said.


Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.


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