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TV Reporter Covering Mosul Fight Killed By Roadside Bomb

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War reporter dies while doing her job

A TV reporter covering the battle to retake Mosul from occupying ISIS fighters was killed by a roadside bomb Saturday, Rudaw TV said.

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Shifa Gardi, 30, was killed and her cameraman was injured, the Kurdish media organization said in a statement. It’s the first recorded killing of a journalist in Iraq in 2017, the Committee to Protect Journalists said; at least six were killed in the country last year.

“Shifa Gardi was one of Rudaw’s most daring journalists,” Rudaw Media Network said. “She was known as a renowned skilled journalist in Kurdish news media, and brought outstanding coverage to Rudaw TV right from the beginning of its establishment.”

 

 

 

 

BBC Middle East correspondent paid tribute to her on twitter, Quentin Sommerville called her intrepid and determined.

 

 

 

 

BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville called her intrepid and determined

 

Photo Credit:  Rudaw TV

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