Statement on the Killing of Correspondent Abdul-Hussein Khazal

This morning at 8:00 a.m. (12:00 a.m. EST) Alhurra correspondent
Abdul-Hussein Khazal and his 3-year-old son Mohammed were killed outside of their home in Basra by an unknown number of gunmen. Abdul-Hussein had been a correspondent for Radio Sawa for nearly two years and joined Alhurra in April 2004.

“We are deeply saddened at the loss of our friend and colleague
Abdul-Hussein Khazal and his son Mohammed. Abdul-Hussein was a dedicated and respected journalist, who was an integral part of the Alhurra and Radio Sawa team. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

-Mouafac Harb, Executive Vice President and Network News Director