Russian journalists come under fire in Syria, three injured

Photo:  Valeriy Sharifulin/TASS


A group of Russian journalists came under fire in Syria on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Three were lightly injured and one shell-shocked, TASS reports.

“On September 23, when a group of Russian journalists visited the Syrian government army’s frontline positions in the area of Dagmashliya their vehicles were attacked with a guided anti-tank missile. Three Russian journalists were lightly injured and one of them shell-shocked.

“The group of Russian journalists has already returned to the Hmeimim airbase to get qualified medical aid,” the ministry said.

TASS correspondent Alexander Yelistratov and also correspondents of Russia Today international TV channel’s Arab-language service Sargon Khadaya and English-language service Roman Kosarev were among those who came under fire and were slightly injured.

Kosarev was also shell-shocked. The journalists’ health condition is not life-threatening.

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