Iraq claims another AP photojournalist
Reader JM informs me that the civil war in Iraq has claimed another journalist. A twenty-eight-year-old AP cameraman was found shot in the head today:
All honor to Ahmed Hadi Naji. I hope that when Michelle Malkin goes to Iraq she comes to appreciate the sacrifice of the many working journalists she has been assailing over the years.
The body of an Associated Press employee was found shot in the back of the head Friday, six days after he was last seen by his family leaving for work. Ahmed Hadi Naji, 28, was the fourth AP staffer to die violently in the Iraq war and the second AP employee killed in less than a month. He had been a messenger and occasional cameraman for the AP for 2 1/2 years.
"All of us at AP share the pain and grief being felt by Ahmed's family and friends," said AP President and CEO Tom Curley.
The circumstances of Naji's death were unclear. Dozens of Iraqis are found slain almost every day in Baghdad, many believed to be victims of sectarian death squads. [Yahoo]