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Gunmen kill third Iraqi journalist in one week

Gunmen assassinated the editor of an Iraqi weekly near his home in Baghdad, police and colleagues said on Tuesday, in the third killing of an Iraqi journalist in a week. Hours before he was gunned down on Monday evening, Muhsin Khudhair, editor of news magazine Alef Ba, had attended a meeting of the Iraqi Journalists Union in which they urged all sides to recognise the neutrality of journalists in Iraq. “Iraqi journalists now have become a target because they are the only ones who are working in the field after the withdrawal of Arab and other foreign journalists,” Shihab al-Timimi, head of the journalists union, said on Monday after the meeting. Full Story

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