Hawar News Agency (ANHA) | Killed in Abu Fas Village, Syria | October 12, 2017
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Kurdish journalist Dilshan Ibash died from injuries sustained during an October 12 suicide car bomb attack that occurred in the eastern Syrian village of Abu Fas, where she was covering civilian displacement, according to her employer, Hawar News Agency, and the Syrian Journalists Association.
Ibash died at the scene of the attack on the Al-Kharafi road that links the Syrian cities of Al-Hasaka and Deir Ezzor, according to Hawar News Agency, which is affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Her colleagues Hawker Faisal Mohammed and Rizgar Deniz were also injured in the blast. Mohammed died the next day at a hospital in the city of Qamishli of severe head injuries sustained during the blast, Hassan Ramo, editor-in-chief of the Hawar News Agency, told CPJ.
Two people affiliated with the militant group Islamic State carried out two car bomb attacks, which left at least 15 civilians dead, not including the two journalists, and at least 100 injured, the Hawar News Agency reported.
Ramo told CPJ that the suicide bombers targeted a gathering of civilians.
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