A Syrian soldier was killed in a shelling that took life of an RT stringer, and three other people, including a cameraman working with the journalist, were injured, the head of the RT Arabic broadcaster, Maya Manna, said Sunday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the RT broadcaster reported that Khaled Alkhateb, a journalist working with the RT Arabic, was killed in a shelling carried out by the Daesh (outlawed in Russia) terrorist group in Syria’s western province of Homs.
„This morning, he was traveling with the soldiers of the Syrian army to the city of Sukhnah, where fierce battles for its liberation are now taking place. On the way, in the suburbs of [the city of] Homs, Daesh militants attacked the convoy. There is no official data on the number of casualties yet, but according to our information, in addition to Khaled, a Syrian army soldier was killed and three others were injured, including a cameraman who worked with Khaled,” Manna said in a statement.
The journalist’s death was very hard news for all his colleagues, she added.
„Khaled recently joined the RT team and, as a stringer, covered for us the clashes of the Syrian army with Daesh in the vicinity of Homs…. We express our condolences the family and friends of Khaled, we will support them in every possible way. Thanks to him for his courage,” Manna said.
Earlier in the day, Dmitry Kiselev, the director general of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency and Margarita Simonyan, Sputnik and RT editor-in-chief, expressed their condolences to relatives, friends and colleagues of the killed journalist.
Source: imported from this press release.