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Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Confirmed: Namir Noor-Eldeen

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2008
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July 12, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Photographer Noor-Eldeen, 22, was killed in eastern Baghdad during what witnesses described as a U.S. helicopter attack. The strike claimed the lives of 10 other Iraqis in the Al-Amin al-Thaniyah neighborhood, Reuters reported, citing a preliminary Iraqi police report. The victims included Noor-Eldeen's driver and camera assistant, Saeed Chmagh.

Witnesses told Reuters that Noor-Eldeen and Chmagh arrived in the neighborhood about the time a U.S. helicopter fired on a minivan. Video footage showed that the minivan was destroyed, Reuters reported. Initial reports suggested that the air strike took place during clashes between U.S. forces and insurgents, but witnesses later said there were no clashes, according to Reuters.

The Multi-National Force-Iraq press desk in Baghdad did not respond to CPJ's telephone and e-mail inquiries seeking comment. Four other Reuters employees had been killed on assignment in Iraq, among the largest losses suffered by an international news organization in the conflict, CPJ research shows.

Beats Covered:War
Local or Foreign:Foreign
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials


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