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Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Suhail Mahmoud al-Ali

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 1 March 2014
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Dunya TV
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
Beats Covered:War
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
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