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Photo Credit: Courtesy Jforiraq.org

OTHMAN  AL-MASHHADANI

News Organization: AL-WATAN

Died: 2007

Location: IRAQ

War: IRAQ WAR

The journalist was kidnapped on his way home from work in northern Baghdad, and his body was found three days later. He had been shot in the head and chest, and his body showed signs of torture. According to colleagues, the journalist, 29, was covering the Baghdad security plan and its effects on the Mahdi army, led by a radical Shiite cleric. He also had reported on the activities of various militias in Iraq.