Alive In Baghdad Correspondent Killed

Dec 15th, 2007 | By | Category: General

Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi, a special correspondent for the Alive In Baghdad video podcast, was killed on December 14th, 2007.

Here’s the news from the AIB site:

On Friday the 14th at 11:30pm Baghdad time, Iraqi National Guard forces raided the street where Ali’s house is, one of the neighbors heard a gun firing after 15 minutes from the arrival of the Iraqi National Guard convoy to the street, the force left at 3:00am. His neighbors kept calling Ali’s phone and it was switched off all the time, so they called his cousin Amar because he lives one block away from where Ali lives.

Amar arrived in Ali’s house and found Ali shoot dead in the living room, Amar called the Iraqi Police and told them the story as he heard it from Ali’s neighbors. At 8:30 am Baghdad time the Iraqi Police took Ali’s body to the morgue, his two uncles received the body at 10:00am and they headed to Najaf to bury him.

Amar said the neighbor who lives in the front of his house was shot dead too during that raid, the guy’s name is Hussein and he is 26 years old. He was in his place along with his brother and nephew. The brother and the nephew disappeared after the convoy left.

The morgue report says that Ali took 31 bullets between the chest and the head and died immediately. He will be missed and remembered. His two brothers were killed in the Firdos Square bombing in 2005. He is survived by his mother and sister. As written above, we are collecting donations for his family via Paypal and mail at smallworldnews (at) No amount is too small, and anything will be appreciated.

Alive in Baghdad is an award-winning video podcast about daily life in Iraq. Through the work of a team of Americans and Iraqi correspondents on the ground, the video podcast shows the conflict through the voices of Iraqis.

Alive In Baghdad is collecting donations for the funeral and his family. You can make a donation via Paypal to smallworldnews (at)

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  1. Eric says:

    My condolences and great sympathies go to the family of this brave man.

  2. Rich Pav says:

    It’s spelled Bag*H*dad, BTW. Here’s the link for donations:

  3. info says:

    Rich – Yeah – but the “h” is silent!

    Thanks for the feedback!

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