March 26, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq
Mazhour, a freelance Iraqi cameraman working for the U.S.-based television network ABC, was killed in the city of Fallujah, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of the capital, Baghdad.
The Washington Post reported that 15 Iraqis were killed in Fallujah following a firefight that occurred "as U.S. Marines conducted house-to-house searches" in the city. Agence France-Presse reported that Mazhour, who had been freelancing for ABC for nearly two months, was standing among a group of working journalists "when U.S. troops fired in their direction."
According to ABC News, Mazhour was struck in the head by a single bullet and later died in a hospital.
Job: Camera Operator
Beats Covered: War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials