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A freelance producer who worked for various Italian broadcast organizations, al-Bayati was killed when three gunmen knocked on his door and opened fire when he answered, killing him in front of his wife and baby daughter. Educated in Italy, he spoke fluent Italian and worked for Italian television stations TG3, Mediaset and RAI. An Italian journalist said that al-Bayati "fell victim to revenge attacks by Sunni terrorist groups who do not let Iraqis work with foreigners, especially with Western news media."