Unidentified armed men shot Anas, 27, a presenter for the
television broadcaster Sama Mosul, while he was eating dinner at his Mosul home
during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to news
reports. Anas’ wife, mother, and 4-month-old baby were also injured in the
attack, news reports said.
Anas hosted several social, sports, and entertainment
programs on Sama Mosul, news reports said. He began working with the
broadcaster in 2010 when the channel launched, the reports said.
Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, called
on the Iraqi government on August 9 to launch an immediate investigation into
his murder. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.