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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: An Iraqi freelance cameraman killed by insurgents last Wednesday in Syria was buried on Sunday in his hometown city of Falluja west of Baghdad with hundreds of fellow journalists joining friends at the ceremony. Yasser Faysal al-Joumaili was executed by al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria to become the first foreign journalist killed by insurgents in the rebel-held north, a press freedoms watchdog said last Thursday. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized Yasser Faysal al-Joumaili while he was on a reporting trip in northern Syria's Idlib province on December 4. Joumaili was then executed and his body later arrived in Turkey, although the exact circumstances of his death were unclear, the watchdog said in a statement. The body of al-Joumaili was flown to Iraq and was taken immediately to his hometown of Falluja, a former al-Qaeda stronghol