New York, July 7, 2003
—Richard Wild, a 24-year-old British free-lance cameraman, died on Saturday, July 5, after being gunned down in central Baghdad. In a separate incident, Jeremy Little, a free-lance soundman working for the U.S.-based television network NBC, died on Sunday of complications from injuries sustained during a grenade attack in central Iraq last week.
Their deaths bring to 16 the total number of journalists killed while reporting from Iraq since the U.S.-led war to oust Saddam Hussein began in mid-March. Five of those journalists died in non-combat-related incidents. Two other journalists remain missing.