ERBIL— During the major operation to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) some 47 Iraqi journalists were killed and 55 more sustained injuries while covering news from the battle zones, RT Arabic reported on Thursday.
The Russian news agency cited the Facebook post by the Foundation for Arab Journalists which commended the victims for their courage, patriotism and professionalism.
The foundation also thanked the Iraqi journalists who through their mike and cameras covered the details of the battle in Mosul, announcing the victories over the jihadists.
During the battle of Mosul several other journalists, including Kurdish and French journalists, were also killed or wounded.
Mosul operation, backed by the coalition airstrikes, was launched on October 17, 2016. On Monday, after almost eight months of confrontations, Mosul was announced free.