French And Kurdish Journalists Killed In Mosul Blast

French And Kurdish Journalists Killed In Mosul Blast

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CNN has reported that Two journalists have died following a blast in the Iraqi city of Mosul. France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said its national Stéphane Villeneuve was killed by a mine blast while on assignment for the France 2 television network. The ministry offered condolences to Villeneuve’s family in a statement, which said: “His courage and professionalism made him a respected journalist and admired by all those with whom he worked.” According to watchdog Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF), the explosion killed Kurdish journalist Bakhtiar Haddad and injured two others. RSF said the men were killed while accompanying Iraqi army forces in areas held by ISIS in the Ras Al-Jadah district of Mosul, in northern Iraq.


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