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Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Yasser Faisal al-Jumaili

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 1 March 2014
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Yasser Faisal al-Jumaili, 1 March 2014, available at: [accessed 18 December 2017]
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December 4, 2013, in Idlib, Syria

Al-Jumaili, a veteran freelance cameraman, was executed in Idlib, according to human rights groups and news reports.

A fixer who worked with the journalist but did not want to be identified for security reasons told CPJ that they were contracted by a Spanish production company, which also did not want to be identified for fear of reprisal.

Al-Jazeera reported that in his last known conversation, al-Jumaili told one of its journalists who contacted him over Facebook regarding an assignment in Iraq that he had been kidnapped by Al-Qaeda affiliate Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS). Two days later, he was shot in the head, the network reported.

Al-Jumaili was originally from Fallujah, an Iraqi city that gained notoriety during the U.S. occupation as a hotbed of radical Islamist activity. He was known for covering military operations there.

Job:Camera Operator
Beats Covered:Politics, War
Local or Foreign:Foreign
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:Yes
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