Radio Free Iraq Reporter Found Murdered

Radio Free Europe reports this sad news today from Iraq:

BAGHDAD, April 5, 2007 (RFE/RL) – Khamail Khalaf, a correspondent in Iraq with RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq, has been found dead today in Baghdad.

Khalaf had been missing for the past two days amid fears she had been kidnapped.

Khalaf began working with Radio Free Iraq in 2004. Radio Free Iraq broadcasts to Iraq from its headquarters in Prague at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

“She was a talented broadcaster with a background in television journalism,” RFE/RL President Jeff Gedmin said. “She risked her life to bring news and information to the Iraqi people. And for all of us at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and many other colleagues around the world, I know that our thoughts and prayers are with her and with her family right now.”

Hat Tip to Allen Roth from One Jerusalem

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