Journalists Killed  |  Syria

Yusuf Ahmed Deeb

Liwaa Al-Fatih

September 16, 2012, in Aleppo, Syria

(Syrian Journalists Association)

Deeb, an editor for Liwaa Al-Fatih, a weekly affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, was killed during government airstrikes on the newspaper's printing press in the northwestern city of Aleppo, according to local news reports and the Beirut-based watchdog the Samir Kassir Foundation.

Deeb, who was also known as Wael al-Halabi, was printing the third edition of the newspaper when the strike occurred, the sources said. He had been covering events in Syria since the beginning of the uprising in March 2011, taking videos and gathering and distributing stories to local media, the reports said.

Liwaa al-Fatih covers news of the Free Syrian Army's actions in response to government offensives. FSA soldiers distribute the publication, local news reports said.

Medium: Print

Job: Editor

Beats Covered: Human Rights, Politics, War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

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