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TAHA SANET JAFFAR AL-ALAWI

News Organization: AL-MASAR

Died: 2011

Location: IRAQ

War: IRAQ WAR

Al-Alawi, director of the Iraqi satellite news channel Al-Masar TV, was traveling with a human rights activist when gunmen opened fire on their car in the southern part of Baghdad. Local press reports claimed the killings were in retaliation for Al-Masarís coverage of anti-government demonstrations in Bahrain.†CNN reported that Al-Alawi also was a senior official with the governing Islamic Dawa Party.