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Raad Mohamed Ramadan Al-Azzaoui

10 October 2014

The cameraman for Sama Salaheddin, a local TV channel based in Samra, east of the city of Tikrit, was killed by the militants of the so-called Islamic State( IS). The Iraq Union of Journalists ( IJS), an IFJ affiliate, condemned the murder of Raad who was kidnapped by the group in September 2014.

AFP quoted local sources as saying that Raad was targeted because he worked for a government media and the ‘jihadists’ had been tipped off by local people. He was killed along with his brother and two other civilians, the sources added.