July 12, 2007 / 5:21 PM / 12 years ago

TIMELINE: Journalists killed in Iraq

(Reuters) - An Iraqi photographer and driver working for Reuters in Iraq were killed in Baghdad on Thursday, the international news and information company said.

Iraq is the most dangerous place in the world to report. The Paris-based advocacy group Reporters Without Borders says over 191 journalists and media assistants have been killed since 2003.

Following is a chronology of those reported killed in the past three months.

April 5 - The body of Iraqi journalist Khamail Muhsin is found with a gunshot wound to the head and signs of torture. She was last seen on April 3.

May 6 - Russian freelance photographer Dmitry Chebotayev is killed in a roadside bomb attack north of Baghdad. He is the first Russian journalist to be killed in Iraq.

May 9 - Two Iraqi journalists, a clerk for their media firm and their driver are dragged from their car and killed by gunmen southwest of Kirkuk near the small town of Rashad.

May 17 - Two ABC journalists, cameraman Alaa Uldeen Aziz and soundman Saif Laith Yousuf, are killed in Baghdad. They were returning from the Baghdad bureau when their car was attacked.

May 21 - Militants kidnap and kill Ali Khalil from the Azzaman newspaper.

May 28 - Abdul Rahman al-Isawi, a reporter for the independent National Iraqi News Agency (NINA), is taken from his village of Amiriyat al-Falluja, west of Baghdad.

— Gunmen kill Mahmoud Hakim Mustafa, editor-in-chief of Hawadith weekly newspaper, near his home in Kirkuk.

May 30 - Nazar Abdul Wahid al-Rahdi, a reporter for the Aswat al-Iraq news agency and New Sabah newspaper, is shot dead in Amara, 365 km (230 miles) south of Baghdad.

May 31 - Saif M. Fakhry is shot and killed near his home in Baghdad. He was an Iraqi cameraman working for the Associated Press (AP), the fifth AP employee to die violently in Iraq.

June 7 - Sahar al-Haideri, a female journalist working with the independent Aswat al-Iraq news agency, is shot dead in the al-Hadbaa neighborhood of northeastern Mosul. The Ansar al-Sunna group later claim responsibility.

June 11 - Aref Ali, a journalist working for the Aswat al-Iraq news agency is killed while on assignment near the town of Khalis in Diyala province.

June 14 - Filaih Wadi Mijthab, managing editor of the state-run al-Sabah daily newspaper, is killed a day after he was abducted in Baghdad.

July 12 - Photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and driver Saeed Chmagh, both of whom worked for Reuters news agency, are killed in eastern Baghdad during clashes between U.S. forces and militants in the area.

Sources: Reuters, RSF: www.rsf.org/, CPJ: www.cpj.org

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