October 13, 2006, in Baghdad, IraqUnidentified gunmen murdered Qays, a journalist for radio station Sawt al-Iraq, according to CPJ sources. The assailants intercepted the journalist's vehicle in Baghdad's northern neighborhood of Al-Dura, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory reported, citing the independent news agency Aswat al-Iraq.
Qays' sister, a passenger, was unharmed, the observatory said. Qays, 28, also worked for Radio Sumer, part of the Iraqi satellite network Al-Sumaria.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.