Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Ahmed Salim
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2009|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Ahmed Salim, January 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64965a2.html [accessed 4 May 2016]|
September 13, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq
Senior correspondent Musad Mahmood al-Ezawi and cameramen Ahmed Salim and Ihab Mu'd were kidnapped along with their driver, Qaydar Sulaiman, while working in the Al-Zanjali district of Mosul, Al-Sharqiya television said in a statement.
Their bodies were later found in Al-Borsa district, a short distance from the kidnapping, a local journalist told CPJ. The journalist said that all the victims were in their 20s.
While five crew members were in a house filming, the three journalists and their driver were kidnapped by armed men, the local journalist told CPJ. The crew was filming a report on a family breaking the Ramadan fast.
The station transferred the five surviving crew members to Arbil, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Mosul, after the attack, the journalist said.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|