September 13, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq
Sulaiman, a driver, and three Al-Sharqiya journalists were killed shortly after they were kidnapped while filming a show in Al-Zanjali district in
Their bodies were later found in Al-Borsa district, a short distance from the kidnapping, a local journalist told CPJ. The journalist said that all the victims were in their 20s.
While five crew members were in the house filming, the three journalists and their driver were kidnapped by armed men, the local journalist told CPJ. The station transferred the five surviving crew members to Arbil, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Mosul the same day, the journalist said.
The crew was filming a report on a family breaking the Ramadan fast.
Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.
- Attacks on the Press in 2008: Iraq, February 10, 2009
- Four from al-Sharqiya TV killed in Mosul; arrests made, September 16, 2008
- Iraq: Journalists Abducted 2003-09, April 15, 2008