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The horror of war

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May 30, 2006

To date, 73 journalists have died in Iraq, more media casualties than an in all of World War II. Many more have been wounded. These deaths are in addition to the 2,400-plus American soldiers who have died in the war.

Reports Poynter.Org:

CBS cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan were killed in Iraq Monday in an assault that left correspondent Kimberly Dozier seriously injured. 

The car bomb attack in central Baghdad also killed an Iraqi translator and a U.S. soldier.

CBS said in a statement that Dozier "is in critical condition, but doctors are cautiously optimistic about her prognosis."

CBS News President Sean McManus said: "This is a devastating loss for CBS News. Kimberly, Paul and James were veterans of war coverage who proved their bravery and dedication every single day. They always volunteered for dangerous assignments and were invaluable in our attempt to report the news to the American public.

Dozier was airlifted overnight to a military hospital in Germany where she faces more surgery for extensive wounds to her lower body.

ABC network news anchor Bob Woodruff is still recovering from serious head wounds that may have ended his career.