Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Burhan Mohamed Mazhour


March 26, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq

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.

Medium: Television

Job: Camera Operator

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: Yes

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

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