Discussion posted by: JohnF44
An Iraqi journalist and his camera operator were murdered by Iran-linked paramilitary forces for criticizing the destructive role of the Iranian forces in Iraq. Ahmad Abdul Samad, who worked for Dijla TV in Basra, southern Iraq, posted a video on Facebook on Friday, in which he protested the Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) for attacking journalists for covering the nationwide protests in Iraq. He also criticized the largely Iran-led Iraqi security forces for attacking peaceful anti-government protests in Basra but doing nothing to stop protests by Iran-backed militias at the US Embassy in Baghdad. Just three hours after posting the video, Abdul Samad was found dead in his car with a bullet wound to his head along with camera operator Safa Ghali, who was shot in the chest but alive. Ghali died en-route to hospital.