Unknown assailants shoot al-Anbar TV cameraman near his home in Medina


Al-Anbar TV cameraman Mahmoud al-Azzawi was shot by unidentified gunmen near his home in Ramadi on Monday.

Al-Azzawi told Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq that a group of gunmen riding a motorcycle shot him near his home in al-Taamim neighborhood, supposing that terrorist groups were behind the incident, following his continued coverage of the war operations during the liberation of Anbar province.

He said security forces had opened an investigation into the incident and the perpetrators were being sought.

The Association calls on the security authorities to provide adequate protection to colleague Mahmoud al-Azzawi and his family until the perpetrators are arrested and handed over to justice.

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