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 January 2015]|
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.
|Beats Covered:||Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Unknown Fire|