DOHA Qatar April 8 —
An al-Jazeera journalist was killed Tuesday when the satellite
television network's Baghdad office was struck during a U.S. bombing
campaign, the network reported.
Tareq Ayoub, who was seriously wounded in the bombing Tuesday
morning, had died, al-Jazeera announced. The station described him
as "martyr of duty" and a "dear and loyal colleague."
The Arabic-language channel showed footage of the cameraman,
whose chest was covered in blood, and said another member of its
Baghdad crew was missing.
The Abu Dhabi TV office in Baghdad was also targeted by U.S.
bombing, the station reported. Television images showed a group of
people carrying a wounded man to a jeep belonging to Abu Dhabi TV.
He was then rushed to hospital.
Al-Jazeera showed images of another bomb crashing into the same
neighborhood on the bank of the Tigris River. Several television
channels have offices in the area.
|A ball of fire from a bomb
dropped by a coalition airplane rises near the Tigris River in
the vincinity of the Iraqi Ministry of Information in downtown
Baghdad Tuesday, April 8, 2003. (AP Photo/Jerome
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