Journalists Killed  |  Syria

Suhail Mahmoud al-Ali

Dunya TV

January 4, 2013, in Damascus, Syria

Al-Ali, news editor and reporter for the pro-government outlet Dunya TV, died on January 4 from bullet wounds he sustained on December 31, according to state news agency SANA and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who spoke to CPJ by email.

SANA reported that the assailants shot al-Ali in his car as he drove to his home in the suburbs of Damascus from the offices of Dunya TV. SANA labeled the assailants "terrorists," a term the regime has used as a catch-all phrase for all opposition fighters since the start of the uprising in March 2011, according to news reports.

Pro-government news outlet Sama TV reported on al-Ali's funeral in a village in Homs on January 6, 2013.

Medium: Television

Job: Broadcast Reporter, Editor

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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