posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 12:19 PM
In Iraq, two employees of Al-Iraqiya T.V., the U.S. funded television station were killed and a third was wounded when U.S. Troops opened fire on them
while trying to do their jobs. A reporter, Asaad Kadhim and his driver Hussein Saleh died either at the scene or en route to a hospital in the city of
Samara. The cameraman Bassem Kamel was wounded.
Two Employees of U.S.-Funded Iraqi Television Shot Dead by U.S. Troops, Station Says
The station, which is funded by the Pentagon, interrupted its broadcasts to announce the deaths and showed photos of Kadhim. It then began airing only
Koranic texts as a symbol of mourning.
The U.S. military had no immediate comment.
Thamir Ibrahim, an Al-Iraqiya editor, told The Associated Press he had no details on how the shooting occurred. But "it was on the road leading to
the city of Samara. Before they reached it, they were fired upon."
A month ago, two correspondents of Al-Arabiya, a Dubai based news organization were shot by U.S. troops at a military checkpoint.
[Edited on 4-19-2004 by worldwatcher]