Endangering the Media
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Incident : JO_0032

An alleged attack resulted in the killing of the editor-in-chief of the weekly "Al-Haqiqa" newspaper, the journalist Abed Hamza, during a media coverage at the battle lines in Al-Jarahi District, Al-Hudaydah Governorate, on February 6, 2018.

Tue Feb 06 2018Hudaydah

Several sources on news sites, Twitter, and Facebook claimed that the editor-in-chief of the weekly Al-Haqiqa newspaper, Abed Hamza, was killed in a media coverage in the West Coast. One of the news site sources claimed that the journalist Hamza was in the task of preparing a field report on the clashes in the western coast, and while he was on the Hayes front line, he was surprised by a massive attack by the forces loyal to the Saudi-led coalition backed by Apache warplane, so Hamza was forced to fight back the forces. Another source claimed that the journalist died while joining in the fighting with the Ansar Allah Al-Houthi movement in Al-Jarahi District in Al-Hudaydah Governorate. Some sources on Twitter also claimed that the Ansar Allah Al-Houthi movement official military information Abed Hamza, was killed in the fire of the armed forces in the Al-Jarahi district on the western coast front in Al-Hudaydah governorate.

Alleged perpetrator:

Pro- Coalition forces

Area of control:

Disputed areas

Delivery method:

Small arms

Weapons used:

Small arms



Direct hit:


Double tap:


Multiple targeted strikes:


Remote location:


Established pre-conflict: