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(deliberate?) killing of journalists
Apr 08, 2003, 23:39
Once again, US marines have tried to wipe Al Jazeera journalists; a French cameraman films a tank shooting straight at the hotel where other Western journalists stay; BBC correspondent in the hotel says there was no shooting from the hotel (as the US declares). One journalist is killed, several injured, Reuters office also destroyed.

"Al-Jazeera said its correspondent Tareq Ayoub died and a cameraman was injured when two missiles hit its office, virtually destroying it.

Reporting from Iraq is fraught with danger
US military officials said the building was struck by mistake.

In November 2001, American warplanes mistakenly bombed the offices of the same broadcaster in Kabul, Afghanistan during the US-led campaign to oust the Taleban.

"It is something we all regret. But I don't believe that it is possible that it was deliberate," US State Department spokesman Nabil Khoury said. "

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