U.S. troops kill Reuters's photographer in Iraq

An Iraqi photographer and his driver working for Reuters in Iraq were killed by the U.S. troops in Baghdad on Thursday, Reuters reported.

U.S. troops kill Reuters's photographer in Iraq
An Iraqi photographer and his driver working for Reuters in Iraq were killed by the U.S. troops in Baghdad on Thursday, Reuters reported.

Noor-Eldeen was single. Chmagh was married with four children.

Photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40,were killed in eastern Baghdad in what local police said was American military action and which witnesses described as a helicopter attack at a minivan, Reuters reported.

A preliminary police report obtained by Reuters said Noor-Eldeen and Chmagh had been killed by a "random American bombardment" that killed nine other people.

The U.S. military said it was looking into the reports but had no immediate statement.

The deaths take to six the number of Reuters employees killed in Iraq since U.S.-led forces invaded the country in 2003.

"Once again we are left mourning colleagues who have met an untimely death while doing their job in Iraq," said Reuters Chief Executive Tom Glocer.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Temmuz 2007, 11:27
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