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Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Media Casualties in Iraq Since the Outbreak of the War

A Reuters cameraman, a Spanish television photographer and an Al-Jazeera TV channel reporter were killed on Tuesday in the latest US bombing of Baghdad, bringing to at least 12 the total number of media casualties since the US-led war on Iraq began on March 20.


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A Reuters cameraman, a Spanish television photographer and an Al-Jazeera TV channel reporter were killed on Tuesday in the latest US bombing of Baghdad, bringing to at least 12 the total number of media casualties since the US-led war on Iraq began on March 20.

Following is a chronology of journalist and staff deaths in the war:

April 8

-- Jose Couso, 37, a cameraman for the Telecinco Spanish television station dies after being injured when a US tank fires a shell at the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad.

-- Reuters cameraman Taras Protsyuk, 35, of Ukrainian origin dies of injuries on the way to hospital after the 15th and 17th floors of the Palestine Hotel are hit by US tank fire.

-- Tareq Ayub, 34, a correspondent for the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television, dies following a missile strike on the station's Baghdad offices.

April 7

-- Christian Liebig, 35, a correspondent for German weekly Focus is killed after a missile attack on a US operations center.

-- Julio Anguita Parrado, 32, a reporter for Spanish daily El Mundo is also killed in the missile attack.

April 6

-- David Bloom, 39, a journalist for US NBC television, "embedded" with US troops in Iraq dies from an apparent blood clot near Baghdad.

-- Kamaran Abdurazaq Muhamed, 25, a Kurdish translator working with the BBC, dies after a US plane bombs a Kurdish-US convoy in northern Iraq in a "friendly-fire" attack.

April 4

-- Michael Kelly, an editorial columnist for Washington Post is killed when the vehicle in which he is traveling with US troops plunges into a canal while evading Iraqi fire on the way to Baghdad's main airport.

April 2

-- Kaveh Golestan, 52, a prize-winning Iranian photographer working as a freelance cameraman for the BBC, dies when he steps out of his car onto a landmine in Kifri, in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq.

March 30

-- Gaby Rado, 48, a journalist for Britain's Channel 4 News, is killed when he falls from the roof of the Abu Sanaa hotel in Sulaymaniya, in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq. The circumstances of his death remains unknown yet.

March 22

-- Paul Moran, 39, a cameraman for the Australian BroadcastingCorporation (ABC), is killed in a suicide bombing in the northern Iraqi town of Khurmal, under Kurdish control.

-- Terry Lloyd, 50, a correspondent for Independent Television News in Britain is believed to be killed by US-British fire near Basra.

Furthermore, Lloyd's French cameraman 43-year-old Fred Nerac and Lebanese interpreter Hussein Osman are still missing.


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