Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Yusuf Ahmed Deeb
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||18 December 2012|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Yusuf Ahmed Deeb, 18 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5107a0a5c.html [accessed 8 March 2014]|
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September 16, 2012, in Aleppo, Syria
Deeb, an editor for Liwaa Al-Fatih, a weekly affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, was killed during government airstrikes on the newspaper's printing press in the northwestern city of Aleppo, according to local news reports and the Beirut-based watchdog the Samir Kassir Foundation.
Deeb, who was also known as Wael al-Halabi, was printing the third edition of the newspaper when the strike occurred, the sources said. He had been covering events in Syria since the beginning of the uprising in March 2011, taking videos and gathering and distributing stories to local media, the reports said.
Liwaa al-Fatih covers news of the Free Syrian Army's actions in response to government offensives. FSA soldiers distribute the publication, local news reports said.
|Beats Covered:||Human Rights, Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Military Officials|