Noxious numbers: Collateral killings

11

The number of people killed by Baghdad gunmen for being the kin of a journalist, Dia al-Kawwaz, who is a dissident of the Shiite Iraqi government.

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The age range of the seven dead children.

206

The minimum number of dead journalists in Iraq since the invasion in March 2003. Al-Kawwaz lives in Amman, Jordan because, obviously, it’s too dangerous for him in Iraq. This story is incredibly sad, especially the killing of innocent children. It also shows the vitality and impact of journalism. Reporters Without Borders (see article below) has called for an investigation.

http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=24513

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