Mohammed al Dulaimy, Baghdad correspondent for McClatchy News, writes:
Today was a sad day; our staff lost another member who left this morning. Every one else is new for me and another colleague of mine. The new guys are great and wonderful persons but it is so hard to make new friends over and over.
I looked up my phone list, name by name, some were killed, others are missing, many left the country and few are still here in one piece. It makes me frustrated cause I know for a fact we will not see each other again. Even if they come back who says i will be alive to see them again.
i think it is about time to say I have had enough, I will not make any new friends that will be killed, kidnapped or leave the country.