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Sirwa Abdel Wahab, Independant
4 May 2008
Gunmen killed Sirwa Abdel Wahab during an attempt to kidnap her as she leaving her home in the east Mosul neighbourhood of Al-Baqr. When she resisted, they shot her in the head as her mother looked on. Aged 36 and a member of the Kurdistan Union of Journalists, Wahab freelanced for various news media including the news agency Reporters. She also used to work for the satellite TV station Salaheddin.