Global Statistics

All countries
177,340,734
Confirmed
Updated on June 15, 2021 10:33 pm
All countries
160,056,191
Recovered
Updated on June 15, 2021 10:33 pm
All countries
3,836,166
Deaths
Updated on June 15, 2021 10:33 pm

COVID-19 Global Statistics

All countries
177,340,734
Confirmed
Updated on June 15, 2021 10:33 pm
All countries
160,056,191
Recovered
Updated on June 15, 2021 10:33 pm
All countries
3,836,166
Deaths
Updated on June 15, 2021 10:33 pm

Support Corruption-Free

Supporting Corruption-Free isn’t a transaction for an online service. Our Community is for people like you who care about a common good: ensuring that balanced, independent coverage of Nigeria and the world continues to be available to millions across the world, for free.

Two Kurdish Reporters Killed On Duty By Car Bombings In Eastern Syria

Israel Enables Christians to Celebrate Jesus’ Baptism Holiday Despite Coronavirus

Although the pandemic is keeping Christians and others from visiting the Holy Land, Israel is helping local Christians under lockdown celebrate their...

With 15 strokes of a pen, President Biden reverses Trump on climate, virus and immigration

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive...

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU

LOS ANGELES — Veteran talk show host Larry King, suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at...

America’s Fate To Be Decided in Two Days

Civil war or the will of the people? The events on two days in the next two weeks will...

Beirut, October 16, 2017–Kurdish journalists Dilshan Ibash and Hawker Faisal Mohammed died from injuries sustained during October 12 suicide car bomb attacks that occurred in the eastern Syrian village of Abu Fas, where the two reporters were covering civilian displacement, according to their employer, Hawar News Agency, and the Syrian Journalists Association.

Ibash died at the scene of the attack on the Al-Kharafi road that links the Syrian cities of Al-Hasaka and Deir Ezzor. Mohammed died the next day at a hospital in the city of Qamishli of severe head injuries sustained during the blast, Hassan Ramo, editor-in-chief of the Hawar News Agency, told CPJ.

Rizgar Deniz, a third journalist from Hawar News Agency, which is affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces, was injured in the blast, according to Ramo.

Two people affiliated with the militant group Islamic State carried out the attacks, which left at least 15 civilians dead, not including the two journalists, and at least 100 injured, the Harwa News Agency reported.

Ramo told CPJ that the suicide bombers targeted a gathering of civilians.

“The deaths of Dilshan Ibash and Hawker Faisal Mohammed are a tragic reminder of the risks journalists continue to face when reporting on the Syrian conflict,” CPJ Middle East and North Africa Coordinator Sherif Mansour said from Washington D.C. “We urge all sides to guarantee the safety of all civilians, including journalists.”

Ibash joined the Rojava-based Hawar News Agency around the end of 2015 after working for several years as a war correspondent for the radio station the Voice of Kobane.

Mohammed had been working for the agency for two months at the time of his death.

At least 111 journalists have been killed in Syria since fighting began there in 2011, according CPJ research.

Hot Topics

Israel Enables Christians to Celebrate Jesus’ Baptism Holiday Despite Coronavirus

Although the pandemic is keeping Christians and others from visiting the Holy Land, Israel is helping local Christians under lockdown celebrate their...

With 15 strokes of a pen, President Biden reverses Trump on climate, virus and immigration

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive...

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Related Articles

Israel Enables Christians to Celebrate Jesus’ Baptism Holiday Despite Coronavirus

Although the pandemic is keeping Christians and others from visiting the Holy Land, Israel is helping local Christians under lockdown celebrate their...

With 15 strokes of a pen, President Biden reverses Trump on climate, virus and immigration

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive...

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...