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June 30, 2005

Slain Iraqi reporter brought courage and realism to war coverage

Yasser Salihee was killed on his day off. The irony is breathtaking, if you knew Yasser and the risks he took to gather scraps of truth in a place filled with deceit and danger. Yasser worked as an Iraqi correspondent for Knight Ridder, relentlessly pursuing stories that put him in harms way because he wanted to show American readers the realities of life in a war zone.

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