Journalists Killed  |  Syria

Abd al-Karim al-Ezzo


December 21, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Al-Ezzo, a videographer who worked with the Syrian Media Center, an opposition-aligned organization documenting the civil conflict, died from wounds he sustained after being shot multiple times by a sniper in the Homs neighborhood of Al-Abbasiya, according to Al-Jazeera and other news reports. He was reporting on clashes between the Syrian army and rebel fighters in Al-Abbasiya at the time, news reports said.

Al-Ezzo, popularly known as Abu Musaab al-Homsi, regularly contributed his coverage to local news outlets. He also served as a spokesman for the Syrian Media Center.

With an effective ban on foreign journalists and with local media neutralized, international media relied heavily on reporting and footage shot by al-Ezzo and other citizen journalists.

Medium: Internet

Job: Camera Operator

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: Yes

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

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