November 3, 2006, in Baghdad, IraqAl-Rashid, 28, an Al-Sharqiya correspondent, was shot in north Baghdad's Al-Aathamiya neighborhood, according to CPJ sources. Al-Rashid, who began working for Al-Sharqiya three months earlier, was visiting family when he was stopped by gunmen, asked to exit his car, and shot in front of witnesses, CPJ sources said. Al-Sharqiya is owned by the London-based Azzaman Group, which also publishes the Iraqi daily Azzaman.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.
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