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Syrian TV journalist killed near Qusair: SANA

Yara Abbas, a reporter for the al-Ikhbariya news channel, is seen in this undated handout photo distributed to Reuters by Syria's national news agency SANA on May 27, 2013. SANA/Handout via Reuters

BEIRUT: A correspondent for Syria’s state-run television station was killed on the outskirts of the central Syrian town of Qusair, SANA reported Monday.

“Colleague Yara Abbas, a correspondent at AlIkhbariya, was martyred after being shot by terrorists near Al-Dabaa airport on the outskirts of Qusair,” the state-run agency said.

Al-Ikhbariya TV said the Information Ministry the Union of Journalists had been added to the rank of "martyrs” after she was targeted by “terrorists” near the Al-Dabaa airport.

The term “terrorists” is used by the Syrian regime to describe rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad.

 

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