Rudaw's Gardi killed covering battle for Mosul

2017-02-25 22:00
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Erbil - The Rudaw media group said on Saturday that one of their presenters, Shifa Gardi, was killed in a roadside bomb attack while covering clashes between Iraqi government forces and ISIS in Mosul.

Rudaw is a media group in Kurdistan funded by the Kurdistan Democratic Party.

The group said Gardi was a prominent reporter and journalist and she was also  in charge of output.

Her cameraman, Younis Mustafa, was injured in the attack.

The operation to retake Iraq's second-largest city from ISIS was launched in October last year and in January its eastern half was declared "fully liberated".

Mosul is the last major urban stronghold of ISIS in Iraq, but the battle to retake its western half is expected to be the most challenging yet, since the streets are older, narrower and is densely populated with an estimated 750 000 civilians trapped in the area.

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