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Photo Credit: Courtesy Brunereau Family


News Organization: LE SOIR

Died: 2001


War: AFGHAN CIVIL WAR (1989-2001)

Died Sept. 5 in Tashkent from shrapnel wounds he suffered in Afghanistan in 1999. A native of France, Brunereau, 48, was a freelancer for the Brussels daily newspaper Le Soir when he was struck by shrapnel during a Taliban attack as he was flying into Taloqan, Afghanistan. He underwent several operations in Tajikistan and in France but was never able to fully recover. A former reporter for Agence France-Presse, Brunereau worked in Central Asia for awhile, but his health gradually deteriorated, colleagues said. He was based in Tashkent at the time of his death.