Incident Summary:

05/30/2007: A Sunni Iraqi journalist, Abdul-Rahman al-Essawi, and his family of seven were murdered while they slept by unknown gunmen 10 miles west of Fallujah, Iraq. No one has taken responsibility for the killings.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

Near Fallujah

Location Details:
10 km west of Fallujahh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity NINA news agency
Specific Description Abdul-Rahman al-Essawi
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Abdul Rahman al-Essawi's family
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“2 Iraqi journalists killed,” AFX International Focus, May 30, 2007.
Bushra Juhi, “2 Iraqi journalists killed including 1 who was slain along with 7 relatives,” Associated Press Financial Wire, May 30, 2007.