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Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Mazhar Tayyara

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 18 December 2012
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Mazhar Tayyara, 18 December 2012, available at: [accessed 13 December 2017]
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February 4, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Tayyara, a videographer and photojournalist who contributed to Agence France-Presse and other international outlets, was killed by government forces' fire in the city of Homs.

He was reporting from Al-Khaldiyeh neighborhood when government forces shelled the district, the news website Citizenside reported. As Tayyara assisted people injured in the blast, "a second volley of shells fell and he was hit," a friend told AFP. The journalist sustained multiple severe injuries and died at a local hospital within hours, news reports said.

Tayyara contributed news footage to the London-based daily the Guardian and the German daily Die Welt, according to news reports. His footage has appeared on Al-Jazeera and CNN, AFP reported.

Medium:Television, Internet
Job:Camera Operator
Beats Covered:Human Rights, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials
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