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Liqaa Abdul-Razzaq, Al-Sharqiya
27 October 2004

Iraqi TV journalist Liqaa Abdul-Razzaq was travelling in Baghdad in a taxi with a friend and an interpreter on 27 October 2004 when it was fired on by unidentified gunmen. Abdel-Razak, the interpreter and the taxi-driver all died on the spot. The injured friend was rushed to hospital but quickly left for fear of being followed there and killed.

Abdel Salam Dhari, a journalist with the TV station Al-Iraqiya, said Abdel-Razak was on her way to the US base of Eskania in the Al-Saydia district south of Baghdad on personal business. Her husband, who was murdered two months ago, worked as an interpreter for the US army.

Abdel-Razak had been working for the past month for the Iraqi TV station Al-Sharqiya, which is part of the Al-Zaman press group. She also had a contract with the US-financed TV station Al-Iraqiya.