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Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Media Casualties in Iraq Since the Outbreak of the
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
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:
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
-- 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
-- David Bloom, 39, a
journalist for US NBC television, "embedded" with US
troops in Iraq dies from an apparent blood clot near
-- 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
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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
French cameraman 43-year-old Fred Nerac and Lebanese
interpreter Hussein Osman are still missing.