Journalists Killed  |  Syria

Omar Abdul Qader


March 8, 2014, in Deir Al-Zour, Syria

Abdul Qader, a cameraman working for the Beirut-based TV station Al-Mayadeen, was killed while covering clashes between government and rebel forces in the eastern province of Deir Al-Zour, according to news reports. According to the pro-Syrian government outlet Al-Mayadeen, Omar Abdul Qader was shot in the neck by a sniper.

There were conflicting reports about whether Abdul Qader died in a hospital or while being transported to a local hospital. Videos posted by Al-Mayadeen and other pro-government outlets show Abdul Qader's body being carried by government forces on a stretcher.

Al-Mayadeen reported that Abdul Qader was buried in Deir Al-Zour on March 9.

Medium: Television

Job: Camera Operator

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

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