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Yemen journalist killed while covering Al-Bayda clashes

Posted : 01:42 PM Sep 09,2018 by Rachel
Serial Number : icpfj000154308
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Yemen journalist killed while covering Al-Bayda clashes

According to albawaba, "the source, who asked not to be named as he lacked authorization to speak to the media, said that Ahmed al-Hamzi -- SABA’s director in Al-Bayda -- had been killed by a Houthi artillery barrage. A colleague of al-Hamzi was also killed in the shelling, the source added”.


(Albawaba)

According to albawaba, "the source, who asked not to be named as he lacked authorization to speak to the media, said that Ahmed al-Hamzi -- SABA’s director in Al-Bayda -- had been killed by a Houthi artillery barrage. A colleague of al-Hamzi was also killed in the shelling, the source added”.


al-Hamzi had sustained injuries back in july  after Houthi fighters had shot him covering clashes in Al-Bayda’s Horan district and was killed last Thursday by Houthi shelling in central Yemen. Only two weeks after another Yemeni journalist was killed. Ahmed al-Musabi, was killed while covering fighting in the province’s Malgam district. The violence in yemen is said to be the devastasting. The UN to describe the situation as “one of the worst humanitarian disasters of modern times”.


The conflict escalated the following year when Saudi Arabia and its Sunni-Arab allies launched a wide-ranging air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi gains in Yemen.


List of journalists killed in Yemen includes nine journalists listed as confirmed since 1992 by Committee to Protect Journalists. Three media workers are also confirmed killed, as well as two more journalists still under investigation by the press freedom organization. Yemens body count continues and no action to prevent any future events such as the above has been knowingly initiated.

 

Ms. Rachel Silva

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