Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Suhail Mahmoud al-Ali
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||1 March 2014|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Suhail Mahmoud al-Ali, 1 March 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5333e90514.html [accessed 23 January 2017]|
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January 4, 2013, in Damascus, Syria
Al-Ali, news editor and reporter for the pro-government outlet Dunya TV, died on January 4 from bullet wounds he sustained on December 31, according to state news agency SANA and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who spoke to CPJ by email.
SANA reported that the assailants shot al-Ali in his car as he drove to his home in the suburbs of Damascus from the offices of Dunya TV. SANA labeled the assailants "terrorists," a term the regime has used as a catch-all phrase for all opposition fighters since the start of the uprising in March 2011, according to news reports.
Pro-government news outlet Sama TV reported on al-Ali's funeral in a village in Homs on January 6, 2013.
|Job:||Broadcast Reporter, Editor|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|