Mazen Mardan al-Baghdadi

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Three armed men shot
al-Baghdadi, 18, a presenter for Al-Mosuliya television, at the door of his
home, according to news reports. The men identified themselves as military
intelligence agents when they arrived at the home that evening, the journalist’s
father told the local press freedom group Society to Defend Press Freedom in Iraq.

“They said that they needed to
see Mazen urgently,” the father was quoted as saying. The men opened fire when
al-Baghdadi arrived at the door, shooting him twice in the head, the father

Al-Baghdadi was a presenter for
two news talk shows on Al-Mosuliya. He had worked at the station for seven
months. Authorities disclosed no motive for the killing.