Militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executed news cameraman Raad al-Azzawi in the city of Tikrit, Northern Iraq on Oct. 10, 2014, Al Jazeera reported. Governor Raed Ibrahim of Salahuddin province confirmed the killing. According to a statement issued last month by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the group had threatened to kill al-Azzawi for refusing to work with them.
Azzawi worked for Salahuddin Television, whose Northern Iraq headquarters were the site of an attack by militants in late December 2013. Reporters Without Borders’ partner organization in Iraq, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, has reported that the Islamic State is holding another nine journalists in the northern city of Mosul.