Shifa Gardi, a TV reporter and anchor for the Iraqi Kurdish channel Rudaw, was killed in a roadside blast near Mosul. According to Rudaw, Gardi was following a lead on an alleged mass grave where the Islamic State group is thought to have killed and buried hundreds of civilians when a bomb exploded, killing her and five paramilitary fighters. Her cameraman, Younis Mustafa, and seven others were also injured in the attack. Gardi presented a daily programme focusing on the Iraqi offensive aiming to take back parts of Mosul held by the Islamic State group and also reported from inside Mosul.
Shifa Gardi, Iraq
Mar 6, 2017