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Journalists Killed in 2006 - Motive Confirmed: Layal Najib

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2007
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2006 - Motive Confirmed: Layal Najib, January 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6495fe23.html [accessed 20 April 2014]
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July 23, 2006, in Sadiqeen, Lebanon

Najib, 23, a freelance photographer for the Lebanese magazine Al-Jaras and Agence France-Presse, was the sole journalist to be killed when Israel began attacks on Lebanon in response to a cross-border raid by the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Najib was hit by shrapnel from a missile while in a taxi on the road between the villages of Sadiqeen and Qana, according to news reports. Najib, who died at the scene, was trying to meet a convoy of villagers fleeing the Israeli bombardment of south Lebanon.

Medium:Print
Job:Photographer
Beats Covered:War
Gender:Female
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:Yes
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials

 

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