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Algerian journalist in coma after being shot by ISIS sniper near Tal Afar

By Rudaw 13/2/2017
Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitaries outside Tal Afar. Photo: AP
Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitaries outside Tal Afar. Photo: AP

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – An Algerian journalist is in a coma after being shot by an ISIS sniper near Tal Afar, west of Mosul and the Iraqi government said it is bringing the journalist's family from Algeria to Iraq to be with her.


Samira Mouaki, a journalist with Echourouk, was seriously injured after being shot in the head on Sunday afternoon by an ISIS sniper while covering clashes between the militants and Hashd al-Shaabi forces west of Mosul, Algerian media has reported. 

She was transported by plane to a hospital in Baghdad, according to social media accounts associated with the Hashd al-Shaabi, also known as the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).

Ahmad Jamal, the spokesperson for Iraq's foreign ministry said Monday evening that "through the Iraqi embassy in Alegiers Baghdad is paying the cost of flying the family of the injured journalist to Iraq."

On Sunday, ISIS launched a massive assault on Hashd al-Shaabi forces near Tal Afar in a bid to regain control of the road connecting Mosul with Raqqa, Syria. The route has been under Hashd al-Shaabi control since late November last year. 



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Brzoo Kurdi
Brzoo Kurdi | 14/2/2017
Why everybody blame Isis ? they just do what the great prophet tells them to do the Sharia Law ....so whose to blame ? Allah and Mohammad or Isis? anyone whose against Islam ..publishable by death ....you can not have different opinion ....Saudi do the same ...even the great Mohammad says "if you turn away from Islam , you punishment is death" so who is the culprit here ...Allah and Mohammad are worst than Saddam...
Nacer | 14/2/2017
I hope she's gonna be ok
Kurd | 14/2/2017
Brzoo you can hate Islam as much as you want jts still the fastes growing religion also in Kurdistan and the only way to paradise. Whats your religion trolling and racism that will not help you after death.
Brzoos dad | 14/2/2017
Brzoo are you starting to troll again? xellky kam deweri?
Kurd | 14/2/2017
Why everybody blame Trolls ? they just do what their sick brain tells them to do the Trolling Law ....so whose to blame ? Trolls or their sickness? anyone whose against Trolls ..publishable by death ....you can not have different opinion ....Losers do the same ...even the great Trump says "if you turn away from Trolling , you punishment is death" so who is the culprit here ...Trolls are worst than Hitler...

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