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Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Mohieldin Al Naqeeb

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2009
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Mohieldin Al Naqeeb, January 2009, available at: [accessed 25 September 2017]
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June 17, 2008, in north of Mosul, Iraq

Al-Naqeeb, a 49-year-old journalist working with the local affiliate of state-run Al-Iraqiya TV in Nineveh province, was killed in a drive-by shooting north of Mosul.

Al-Naqeeb was on his way to work from his home in an agricultural area on the outskirts of Mosul at around 8:30 a.m. when a group of armed men in a car approached and opened fire, killing him instantly, according to Samir Sloka, head of Al-Iraqiya's newsroom.

Sloka said that al-Naqeeb had received several death threats because of his work at the channel.

Al-Naqeeb began working for the Al-Iraqiya affiliate in Nineveh in 2005. Prior to 2003, he worked for state TV in Baghdad.

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics, War
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No


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