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Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Mohammed al-Ashram

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 18 December 2012
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Mohammed al-Ashram, 18 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5107a0aec.html [accessed 31 July 2014]
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Al-Ikhbariya
October 10, 2012, in Deir Al-Zour, Syria

Al-Ashram, 26, a cameraman for the pro-government television station Al-Ikhbariya, was shot in the chest and leg while covering clashes between Syrian government forces and the rebel Free Syrian Army in the eastern city of Deir Al-Zour, according to his employer.

Imad Sara, the station's director, told Agence France-Presse that al-Ashram "was killed by terrorists." Since the start of the uprising in March 2011, the regime has used "terrorists" as a catch-all phrase for opposition fighters, according to news reports.

Medium:Television
Job:Camera Operator
Beats Covered:Politics, War
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
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