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.