Hlayel, a security guard for Atyaf, was gunned down by unidentified assailants
in Baghdad’s northwestern neighborhood of Hurriya shortly after leaving his
home to go to work.
Atyaf is the second channel
of the Iraqi Media Network and broadcasts in several languages, including
Kurdish and English, according to CPJ sources. Colleagues at Al-Iraqiya, the
main state television channel, said the murder was part of the continued
targeting of employees of the Iraqi Media Network.