Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Saif Fakhry

Associated Press Television News

May 31, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Associated Press Television News cameraman Fakhry, 26, was shot as he was heading to a mosque near his home in Baghdad's western neighborhood of Al-Aamariyah, The Associated Press reported. He had taken the day off to spend time with his pregnant wife, the news agency said.

Al-Aamariyah had been the site of intense fighting between al-Qaeda gunmen and Sunni extremist militants. It was unclear whether Fakhry was killed in crossfire or if he was targeted, according to the AP.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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