April 6, 2003, in an area near Mosul, Iraq
Muhamed, a translator working for the BBC, was killed in a case of "friendly fire" when a U.S. warplane dropped a bomb on a convoy of Kurdish soldiers who were traveling near Mosul.
According to press reports, at least 18 people were killed, including members of U.S. Special Forces who were traveling with the convoy. Two BBC journalists, correspondent John Simpson and producer Tom Giles, were injured.
Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.