U.S. Bombs Al Jazeera and Abu Dhabi TV Offices in Baghdad Killing One: We Talk to Jihad Ballout From Al Jazeera

April 08, 2003

A US bombing raid also hit Al Jazeera’s Baghdad office. Al-Jazeera reporter Tareq Ayoub has died from injuries sustained in the attack, and a cameraman is in the hospital. The office of another Arabic news network, Abu Dhabi TV, was also hit. The BBC reports the station has lost contact with its reporter.

Iraqi state television went off the air in Baghdad today. U.S. military officials indicated they had targeted television transmitters.

  • Jihad Ballout, Al Jazeera spokesperson.