Kurdish journalist killed covering Iraq’s battle for Mosul

She was presenting a daily special program on the Mosul offensive, and a statement of condolences on Rudaw's website described her as one of the organization's "most daring journalists''.

By: AP | Irbil | Updated: February 25, 2017 8:42 pm
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A local Kurdish news organization says one of their presenters was killed covering the Mosul operation and another of their journalists was wounded. The Rudaw news organization says Shifa Gerdi, a presenter and head of output for Rudaw, was killed in a bomb attack and cameraman Younis Mustafa was injured on the outskirts of Mosul in a statement to the Associated Press Saturday.

She was presenting a daily special program on the Mosul offensive, and a statement of condolences on Rudaw’s website described her as one of the organization’s “most daring journalists”. A number of journalists have been injured in the Mosul operation and in October an Iraqi television journalist was killed covering the battle.

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