(Reuters) - Two Reuters staff in Iraq were killed on Thursday, the fifth and sixth fatalities the international news and information company has suffered since U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq in 2003 to oust Saddam Hussein.
Details of the deaths follow:
April 8 - Reuters Ukrainian cameraman Taras Protsyuk killed by a U.S. tank shell fired at the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad.
August 17 - Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana, a Palestinian, shot dead by U.S. troops as he films outside Abu Ghraib prison.
November 1 - Dhia Najim, an Iraqi freelance cameraman filming for Reuters, killed in Ramadi. His colleagues and family said they believed he had been shot by a U.S. sniper. The U.S. military said he died in a gunbattle between Marines and insurgents.
August 28 - Waleed Khaled, a Reuters Television soundman is shot and killed in the Hay al-Adil district of west Baghdad. Cameraman Haider Kadhem is wounded. An independent inquiry commissioned by Reuters concluded in April 2006 that the soldiers’ shooting of Iraqi television soundman Khaled appeared “unlawful”.
July 12 - Photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and driver Saeed Chmagh killed in eastern Baghdad at a time when clashes had been taking place between U.S. forces and militants in the area.