Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Ahlam Youssef


September 21, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq

Youssef, an engineer working for Al-Iraqiya television in Mosul, was shot to death while driving in Mosul. Her husband was killed, and their son was seriously wounded in the attack, Samer al-Obeidi, editor-in-chief of al-Iraqiya in Baghdad, told CPJ.

Al-Iraqiya has been increasingly targeted because of its ties to the U.S.-supported Iraqi government. Insurgents in Mosul have killed at least three other employees of the station and its affiliates in 2005, and Al-Iraqiya offices have repeatedly come under mortar attack.

Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.

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