Freelance Yemeni journalist Almigdad Mojalli, who was on assignment for the Voice of America, was killed in an air raid in Yemen on Jan. 17. (Courtesy of Broadcasting Board of Governors)

Almigdad Mojalli, a freelance journalist working with the Voice of America (VOA), was killed during an air raid in Yemen this week, according to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

He had been reporting on the human and economic impact of the war when he died in a Saudi-led airstrike Sunday, VOA and BBG announced.

“Almigdad Mojalli was a committed and talented journalist who made the ultimate sacrifice to report on the difficult, but important, stories coming out of Yemen,” said John Lansing, BBG’s chief executive and director.

“Mr. Mojalli gave his life to provide the people of Yemen with reliable and uncensored information,” added BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. “Our deepest condolences are with his family, friends and colleagues.”

The BBG is an independent federal agency that oversees the VOA and other government broadcasting operations.