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ALI  AL-KHATIB

News Organization: AL-ARABIYA

Died: 2004

Location: IRAQ

War: IRAQ WAR

A reporter with the news channel Al Arabiya, based in the United Arab Emirates, he and cameraman Ali Abdel Aziz were fatally shot March 18 when they were covering a rocket attack on a Baghdad hotel. Shots reportedly came from the direction of a U.S. military checkpoint near the hotel, killing Abdel Aziz instantly and fatally wounding al-Khatib, who died in a hospital the next day.