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Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Confirmed: Ishmael Jalloh

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1998
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Confirmed: Ishmael Jalloh, January 1998, available at: [accessed 25 November 2017]
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June 3, 1997, in Allentown, Sierra Leone

Jalloh, a freelance reporter for the independent newspapers Punch, Storm, and Vision, was killed while covering the battle at Allentown of the combined battalion of the Revolutionary United Front and Sierra Leone Armed Forces Revolutionary Council with Nigerian soldiers of the West African peace monitoring force, ECOMOG.

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


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