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Iraqi Photojournalist Killed in Fallujah Mortar Shelling

17 June 2016

Fadil al-Garaawi, a photographer who was employed by Iraq's Interior Ministry elite forces and contributed to other news outlets, was killed by a mortar round during fighting in Fallujah in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar.

The 45-year-old was killed when a mortar round landed near a group of journalists and members of the security forces in Fallujah, according to media reports. Three armed members of the security forces were also killed.