Kurdish female reporter killed reporting news from Mosul, Iraq

Iraqi Kurdish TV reporter killed in Mosul

BBC – A Kurdish female reporter has been killed while reporting on the battle for Mosul in Iraq.

Shifa Gardi, who worked for Iraqi Kurdish channel Rudaw, was killed by a roadside bomb as she covered the advance of Iraqi forces into western areas held by so-called Islamic State.

Rudaw said that Gardi, 30, had broken the stereotypes of male-dominated journalism.

Iraqi forces continue to face stiff resistance from IS as they advance.

The Iraqi troops entered western districts of Mosul for the first time on Friday as part of an offensive begun in October to drive the jihadists from their main stronghold.

Rudaw said that Gardi’s cameraman, Yunis Mustafa, was injured in the explosion.

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