Atwar Bahjat

Journalist, Deceased Person

1976 – 2006

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Who was Atwar Bahjat?

Atwar Bahjat was an Iraqi journalist. Initially a reporter for Iraq's state-controlled television under Saddam Hussein, Bahjat became a reporter for al-Jazeera and later a popular television correspondent for al-Arabiya following the US invasion of Iraq. On 22 February 2006, Bahjat was abducted, raped, and murdered while covering a story in Samarra.

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Born
1976
Samarra
Nationality
  • Iraq
Profession
Died
Feb 22, 2006

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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