Salih Saif Aldin, an Iraqi stringer working for the Washington Post as a reporter and photographer since 2004, was killed in the line of duty Sunday in Baghdad. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Saif Aldin is the latest of at least 118 journalists who have been killed in Iraq while on duty, nearly 100 of whom were Iraqis.
Residents of the neighborhood where Aldin was shot told the Washington Post that “Saif Aldin was killed while taking photographs on a street where several houses had been burned. His wounds appeared to indicate he was shot at close range. His body was later observed lying on the street, covered with newspapers.”