Journalists Killed  |  Syria

Ihsan al-Buni


July 12, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Al-Buni, a photographer for the state-owned daily Al-Thawra, was shot by a group of armed men while on his way home from work at the newspaper's office in the Damascus suburb of Daraya, according to Al-Thawra who cited the state news agency SANA. Other news reports said al-Buni was on his way to work when he was shot.

SANA reported that the gunmen were a "group of armed terrorists," a catch-all phrase the government has used to describe all armed opposition forces. The report did not offer further details.

Al-Buni, 56, was a professional photographer who had worked for Al-Thawra for two decades covering local news and events, the reports said. His photographic work was featured in several local exhibitions, according to the same sources.

Medium: Print, Internet

Job: Photographer

Beats Covered: Politics, War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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