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Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Omar Rasim al-Qaysi

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2011
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Al-Anbar TV
December 12, 2010, in Ramadi, Iraq

Al-Qaysi, an anchor for the satellite station, was killed in a suicide bomb attack in central Ramadi that also wounded his brother, a fellow station staff member, according to news reports and the local press support group, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory.

Al-Qaysi and his brother Mustafa, a cameraman, were walking to work at around 10 a.m. when a car bomb detonated at the gate to a government compound in central Ramadi, killing 13 and wounding as many as 40 others, news accounts and the journalism observatory said.

A sport utility vehicle tried to break through the gates of the government compound, exploding when it came under fire from guards, the Los Angeles Times reported. The bombing, which came amid a series of attacks, occurred as Iraqi leaders were struggling to form a new government.

Uthman al-Mukhtar, an observatory representative, said Omar al-Qaysi covered sports and social issues.

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Culture, Sports
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
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