Browse by Name
browse by location
Browse by Organization
Browse by Year
Journalists in Peril
Journalists Memorial Rededication
G45210
Photo Credit: Courtesy Al-Baghdadia

ALAA  ABDEL-WAHAB

News Organization: AL-BAGHDADIA

Died: 2009

Location: IRAQ

War: IRAQ WAR

A sports reporter for the Cairo-based satellite television station Al-Baghdadia, Abdel-Wahab and another reporter were working on a story about the local Olympic committee in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. When they returned to Abdel-Wahab's car after a lunch break, a bomb attached to the vehicle went off. Both journalists were injured and taken to the main city hospital in Mosul, where Abdel-Wahab died. He was 37.