US Troops Kill Journalist in Iraq

US occupation troops killed an Iraqi television director, Tuesday, June 29, 2005, when he drove near a US convoy, colleagues and a hospital official said. The US military said it had no reports of the incident. Ahmad Wail Bakri, a programme director for Al-Sharqiya television, was reportedly trying to pass a traffic accident in the Sayyidiyya district on Tuesday when troops opened fire at his car. The French watchdog organization Reporters Without Borders called for an inquiry. Bakri was the third Iraqi journalist killed in similar incidents in the past week. – World in Picture

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