On 1 September, the home of Al-Hurra TV correspondent Maitham Al-Chibani in the city of Al-Diwaniya, south of Baghdad, was targeted for attack by unknown armed men. The attack left major damage though no injuries. Axel Balat, UNESCO director for Iraq, responded by sounding the alarm concerning attacks on Iraqi journalists. He urged that all measures be taken to assure their safety.
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