Journalists Killed  |  Syria

Youssef Adel Bakri (Youssef Abu Jad)

Halab News Network

February 15, 2013, in Aleppo, Syria

Bakri, also known as Youssef Abu Jad, was a reporter and videographer for the local news outlet Halab News Network (HNN). He was killed in government shelling of the Karam al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo while filming the bombardment of the neighborhood by government forces, according to HNN and Al-Jazeera.

Halab News Network, based in Aleppo, posts news and reports from around the country and the region, with a focus on Aleppo province. The network covers the conflict, politics, clashes, and protests. Its broadcasts are published by several regional news outlets including Al-Jazeera. The center does not publish footage under individual bylines. 


Medium: Internet

Job: Broadcast Reporter, Camera Operator

Beats Covered: Human Rights, War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials


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