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Classification
    • Journalist
    Status
      • Killed
      Impunity
        • Complete Impunity
        Type of Death
          • Dangerous Assignment
          Suspected Source of Fire
            • Paramilitary Group
            Origin
              • Local
              Gender
                • Male
                Staff or Freelance
                  • Staff
                  Job
                    • Broadcast Reporter
                    • Camera Operator
                    • Journalist
                    Coverage
                      • Politics
                      • Sports
                      • War
                      Medium
                        • Internet
                        • Television
                        Location
                          • Egypt
                          • Iran
                          • Iraq
                          • Jordan
                          • Sudan
                          • Syria
                          • Yemen
                          Years
                            • 2020

                            Ahmed Abdul Samad

                            Gunmen on the 10th of January opened fire on a car carrying Dijlah TV reporter Ahmed Abdul Samad and camera operator Safaa Ghali in Basra.

                            His colleagues blamed pro-Iranian militias. Before his assassination, Dijlah TV reporter posted a tweet about Iran, saying it seizes on every opportunity to expand its proxy war, commenting on what Tehran did after the assassination of Qasem Soleimani: it wasn’t surprising that Soleimani’s daughter has pleaded Hassan Nasrallah to retaliate her father’s death and the fact that she didn’t make this request to Khamenei. It is because Iranians told her to do so in order to gain sympathy. Hassan Nasrallah and some deputies were deceived which means that Iran wouldn’t miss a chance to exploit any opportunity for furthering their proxy war

                            He was therefore assassinated for his opinion in a country where armed factions are above the law

                            Safaa Ghali

                            On January 10th, the photojournalist, Safaa Ghali, along with his colleague Ahmed Abdel Samad, working for Dijlah TV, was targeted and assassinated by militias operating in southern Iraq, as they drove out of the sit-in square in Basra. Ghali did not die at once and there was a glimpse of hope to be saved, yet wounds didn’t betray Safi’s body, leaving him dead within an hour.