Canadian photographer killed by barrel bomb in Aleppo

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Syria News Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Canadian freelance photographer Ali Mustafa was killed by a barrel bomb in the Aleppo district Al-Hadariyeh on 9 March while photographing the death and destruction cause by an earlier bomb. Seven other people were killed.Mustafa, 30, had gone to Syria to cover the suffering of the civilian population in Aleppo, of late the target of a wave of barrel bombs – barrels packed with explosives that government forces drop from low-flying aircraft.Born in Toronto of immigrant parents of Pakistani and Portuguese origin, he had been covering the Middle East for several years and had closely followed the Arab uprisings that began in 2011.A wake was held for him yesterday evening in Toronto.Mustafa was the 9th foreign journalist to be killed in Syria since the start of the uprising in March 2011. A total of 28 Syrian journalists and more than 100 citizen journalists have been killed in connection with their reporting in the past three years. Syria is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. March 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Canadian photographer killed by barrel bomb in Aleppo News Organisation Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists center_img Receive email alerts Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News March 8, 2021 Find out more to go further News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Keane won’t return to Galaxy early

first_img The 33-year-old striker’s LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena had asked that the striker be withdrawn from the party to face Kazakhstan in Dublin on Tuesday evening. However, King politely declined and Keane, who missed training on Wednesday morning with an ankle injury, will remain with his international team-mates for the duration. A Football Association of Ireland statement said: “The Football Association of Ireland today confirmed that Noel King has responded this afternoon to the manager of LA Galaxy Bruce Arena to inform him that he has decided not to release Robbie Keane and trusts that he understands the position, having been an international manager himself. “Bruce Arena had requested that the release of Robbie Keane be considered after the Germany match and before the international match against Kazakhstan in Dublin on October 15.” Ireland have only a mathematical chance of making the play-offs for next summer’s finals in Brazil after defeats by rivals Sweden and Austria last month. Keane, the Republic’s record goalscorer with 60, will take his tally to 131 senior caps if he plays in both games. Interim Ireland boss Noel King has rejected a request to release skipper Robbie Keane from his squad after Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Germany. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more