Journalists who have died in Syria war

Below is a list of the 23 journalists who have died in Syria since the beginning of the revolt against the regime of Bashar al-Assad on March 15, 2011, according to a count by AFP and Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders.


- Shukri Ahmed Ratib Abu Burghul (Syria):

Damascus radio reporter shot on December 30, 2011 by gunmen as he left his home dies in hospital on January 2.

- Gilles Jacquier (France):

Reporter with the state-owned French television broadcaster, Jacquier is killed on January 11, when a shell explodes among journalists during a government-sponsored trip to the strife-torn city of Homs.

- Marie Colvin (United States) and Remi Ochlik (France):

The 56-year-old working for the Sunday Times and the 28-year-old working for IP3 Press are killed when a makeshift media centre in Homs is struck by a Syrian army mortar on February 22.

- Falah Taha (Iraq):

Killed in a Damascus suburb on July 14.

- Mohammed al-Saeed (Syria):

Television presenter is kidnapped from his Damascus home in mid-July and executed by the Islamist militant Al-Nusra Front.

- Hatem Abu Yehiah (Syria)

Assistant cameraman of public television channel Al-Ikhbariya killed on August 10 after being captured with a group of Syrian journalists accompanying the army near Damascus.

- Ali Abbas (Syria):

Head of the domestic news department at the official SANA news agency is assassinated at his home in Jdaidet Artuz outside the capital on August 11.

- Mika Yamamoto (Japan):

Veteran Japanese war reporter working for small news agency Japan Press dies on August 20 after coming under fire from up to 15 apparently pro-government troops in Aleppo.

- Musab al-Odallah (Syria):

Journalist from government daily Tishrin shot dead on August 22 at his home in Damascus during a search operation by the army, his friends say.

- Tamer al-Awam (Syria:)

Film-maker and journalist killed on the front lines of Aleppo on September 9.

- Yusuf Ahmed Deeb (Syria)

Killed in Aleppo on September 16 in an air raid on the printworks of newspaper Liwaa Al-Fatiha.

- Maya Nasser (Syria):

Snipers in Damascus kill the correspondent for Iran's English-language Press TV on September 26 at the site of bombings targeting Syrian army headquarters.

- Mohammed al-Ashram (Syria):

Cameraman for Al-Ikhbariya television, shot dead in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor on October 10.

- Hisham Musali (Syria):

A video journalist working for Syrian national television killed on October 15.

- Basel Tawfiq Yousef (Syria)

State television journalist shot dead on November 21 in the south Damascus district of Tadamun.

- Naji Assaad (Syria)

Journalist working for a government newspaper killed in Tadamun on December 4.

- Haidar al-Sumudi (Syria)

State television cameraman gunned down on December 21 outside his Damascus home.


- Sohail Mahmud Ali (Syria)

Journalist working for Syria's pro-regime TV channel shot dead on January 4 in a regime-controlled area in Aleppo.

- Yves Debay (France)

Journalist and founder of Assaut, a publication specialised in defence issues, killed by sniper fire in Aleppo on January 17.

- Mohammed Hourani (Syria)

Al-Jazeera reporter shot dead by a regime sniper on January 18 while covering clashes in the southern province of Daraa.

- Mohamed Abd Al-Rahman (Syria)

A sports journalist for Syria News, killed on January 25.

- Olivier Voisin (France)

Freelance photographer who died in a Turkish hospital after sustaining serious shrapnel wounds to the head and arm in the northern region of Idlib on February 21.

In addition, seven journalists are listed as missing and around 60 have been killed from the ranks of "citizen journalists" who, faced with restrictions imposed by the regime on the professional press, have armed themselves with cameras to bear witness to the situation in their country.