Ahlam Youssef

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Youssef, an engineer working for Al-Iraqiya
television in Mosul, was shot to death while
driving in Mosul.
Her husband was killed, and their son was seriously wounded in the attack,
Samer al-Obeidi, editor-in-chief of al-Iraqiya in Baghdad, told CPJ.

Al-Iraqiya has been increasingly targeted
because of its ties to the U.S.-supported Iraqi government. Insurgents in Mosul have killed at
least three other employees of the station and its affiliates in 2005, and
Al-Iraqiya offices have repeatedly come under mortar attack.