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ABC News cameraman and soundman ambushed, killed in Iraq

by Meredith O'Brien, posted May 18th 2007 7:32PM

ABC News imageTwo ABC News journalists were ambushed and killed in Iraq as they were headed home from the ABC News Baghdad bureau yesterday, ABC announced.

Thirty-three-year-old cameraman Alaa Uldeen Aziz, and 26-year-old soundman Saif Laith Yousuf were in their car when they were "reportedly ambushed and they were killed by unknown assailants" after being "stopped by two cars full of gunmen," ABC's web site reported. The network's Baghdad correspondent, Terry McCarthy said, "Today we've lost two family members, and it really hurts."

One hundred and four journalists have been killed while covering the Iraq War, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Notably, one of ABC's anchors, Bob Woodruff, sustained serious injuries while covering Iraq in January 2006.

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Adeoniye aremu

People who involved in abduction and killing of journalists and ordinary people of other nations need to curbed by whatever means available to the Government. These people are harmless they have no gun to protect themselves. There should be a universal concreate aggreement like a decree that nothing harmful should happen to these people and any one who violates this order should be decisively dealt with. It is animalistic behavior.

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