Five Journalists Killed in Iraq during 2012

The Iraqi Journalists’ Syndicate said five journalists had been killed during the last year. This brings the tally of murdered journalists to 373 since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq nearly ten years ago. Another 16 incidents against journalists were reported. These include government intimidation and beatings and failed assassination attempts. Iraq remains a dangerous place for journalists. Separately, police noted that 12 al-Qaeda leaders were also killed during the year.

Meanwhile, one person was killed over the last two days and nine more were wounded.

In Tuz Khormato, a soldier was killed and three others were wounded during a bomb blast.

A police officer and three bodyguards were wounded when a bomb exploded in Ramadi.

A bomb in Falluja wounded an army officer and a soldier.

A bomb targeted a local official in Baiji, but no casualties were reported.

No casualties were reported after a bomb exploded outside a local official’s home in Basra.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.