Yemen

Almigdad Mojalli

17 January 2016

The Yemeni freelance journalist was killed in a raid by the Saudi-led coalition on the capital city, Sanaa, under Houthis rebels’ control. Mojalli was hit by shrapnel as a missile slammed into the capital's southern Jaref suburb while he was covering air strikes, according to AFP quoting the victim’s colleague, photojournalist Bahir Hameed.

"Planes were hovering above when we were struck," Hameed said.

According to his Twitter account, Mojalli reported for Voice Of America and the IRIN humanitarian news agency. IRIN said it was "shocked by this terrible loss".

Source: AFP