Al-Naqeeb, a 49-year-old journalist working with the local affiliate of state-run Al-Iraqiya TV in Nineveh province, was killed in a drive-by shooting north of Mosul.
Al-Naqeeb was on his way to work from his home in an agricultural area on the outskirts of Mosul at around when
a group of armed men in a car approached and opened fire, killing him
instantly, according to Samir Sloka, head of Al-Iraqiya’s newsroom.
Sloka said that al-Naqeeb had received several death threats because of
his work at the channel.
Al-Naqeeb began working for the Al-Iraqiya affiliate in Nineveh in 2005. Prior to 2003, he worked for state TV in Baghdad.