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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 25 April 2014]
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Liwaa Al-Fatih
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.

Medium:Print
Job:Editor
Beats Covered:Human Rights, Politics, War
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials
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