Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Russian Journalist Killed In Iraq

<div class="caption"><div class="watermark"> <a href="http://gdb.rferl.org/F21A94D2-49D0-4563-9AC9-5E65F9D0F055_mw800_mh600.jpg" rel="ibox" title="Russian photographer Dmitry Chebotayev (AFP)"> <img alt="Russian photographer Dmitry Chebotayev (AFP)" src="http://gdb.rferl.org/F21A94D2-49D0-4563-9AC9-5E65F9D0F055_w203.jpg" class="photo" border="0"></a></div><p>Russian photographer Dmitry Chebotayev (AFP)</p></div>May 7, 2007 -- Russia's ambassador to Baghdad, Vladimir Chamov, today confirmed that a Russian journalist has been killed in Iraq.

Dmitry Chebotayev and six U.S. coalition soldiers died of injuries after their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb on May 6 in Iraq's Diyala Governorate.

The 29-year-old Chebotayev was a Moscow-based freelance photographer for the Russian edition of "Newsweek" magazine, Russia's "Kommersant" daily, and the European Pressphoto Agency (epa).

(AFP, Interfax, ITAR-TASS)

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