Skip to comments.Jazeera TV Says Cameraman Killed in Baghdad Raid
Posted on 04/07/2003 11:59:49 PM PDT by HAL9000
DOHA (Reuters) - Al-Jazeera television said one of its cameramen was killed on Tuesday in a U.S. air raid on Baghdad which set ablaze the network's downtown office.
"We regret to inform you that our cameraman and correspondent Tarek Ayoub was killed this morning during the U.S. missile strike on our Baghdad office," the Qatar-based channel said in a statement read out during its news bulletin.
The network, one of the most widely watched in the Arab world, had earlier reported that Ayoub was seriously wounded after a missile hit its Baghdad office. A second Jazeera correspondent was slightly wounded in the attack.
Al-Jazeera: Cameraman Killed in Blast
DOHA Qatar - An al-Jazeera journalist was killed Tuesday when the satellite television network's Baghdad office was struck during a U.S. bombing campaign, the network reported.
Tareq Ayoub, who was seriously wounded in the bombing Tuesday morning, had died, al-Jazeera announced. The station described him as "martyr of duty" and a "dear and loyal colleague."
The Arabic-language channel showed footage of the cameraman, whose chest was covered in blood, and said another member of its Baghdad crew was missing.
The Abu Dhabi TV office in Baghdad was also targeted by U.S. bombing, the station reported. Television images showed a group of people carrying a wounded man to a jeep belonging to Abu Dhabi TV. He was then rushed to hospital.
Al-Jazeera showed images of another bomb crashing into the same neighborhood on the bank of the Tigris River. Several television channels have offices in the area.
Al-Jazira announces the death of one of its correspondents in Baghdad
The satellite chain qatariote Al-Jazira announced the death of one of its correspondents in Baghdad, Tarek Ayoub, which had been seriously wounded Tuesday morning after the fall of a missile on the desk of the chain in the Iraqi capital.
Al-Jazira had shown images of a wounded collaborator of the chain, to be evacuated in a cover then transported on board a vehicle of the chain of the plain Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi TV.
The office of the chain is located in a residential building between the Mansour hotel and the ministry for the plan, in the district of the ministries in the center of the Iraqi capital. Violent ones engagements were held Tuesday morning in this district. Tarek Ayoub, caméraman, were seriously wounded, while another collaborator of the chain, Zouheir Al-Iraqi, was touched by a glare with the neck, had indicated the chain.
A presenter of the chain showed the American forces "to have intentionally taken for target" the office of Al-Jazira, rappellant that their office in Kabul had already been the target of American bombardments in the office suffered from significant material damages. The doors were torn off, the broken panes.
Monday, Al-Jazira had shown the American forces to have drawn on one from its vehicles, however struck initials of the chain, outside Bagdad.En November 2001, the Al-Jazira office in Kabul had been bombarded by the American forces at the time of the war against the mode of the taliban in Afghanistan.
My understanding is that the camera that fell over belonged to Abu Dhabi television, not al Jazeera.
I was really looking out, really I was!?
Just repeating what was said on TV (MSNBC I think, maybe Fox). It's common knowledge that Uday ran Iraqi TV and the major Baghdad paper, and was head of the Journalists Union. They in turn leased the office space to other Arab TV networks.