Kur­dish jour­nal­ist killed in north­ern Iraq fight­ing

The Myanmar Times - - World -

An Iraqi Kur­dish re­porter was killed and an­other wounded dur­ing a mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion against the Is­lamic State group in north­ern Iraq. The in­ci­dent on Au­gust 14 oc­curred dur­ing an op­er­a­tion launched by the Kur­dish pesh­merga forces near Mo­sul, the coun­try’s sec­ond city and the ji­hadist or­gan­i­sa­tion’s de facto cap­i­tal in Iraq. The jour­nal­ists, work­ing to­gether for Kur­dis­tan TV, were fol­low­ing pesh­merga forces in­volved in the as­sault which be­gan early in the day. The dead has been iden­ti­fied as cam­era­man Mustafa Said from the Kur­dis­tan TV satel­lite chan­nel.

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