An undated photograph made available on 11 August 2012, shows AbdullahTabra cameraman at the pro-government al-Ikhbariya TV, who was kidnapped on 10 August 2012 at al-Tal area, a Damascus suburb, Syria. EPA Photo
A Syrian cameraman working for an official television channel was shot dead “by terrorists” today in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, his broadcaster announced.
Cameraman Mohammed al-Ashram “was killed by terrorists” in Deir Ezzor, the largest city in eastern Syria, Al-Ikhbariya director Imad Sara told AFP, using the Syrian regime’s blanket term for armed rebels.
The journalist was taking photographs when he was hit by two bullets, in his chest and his foot, he added.
Three journalists and four bodyguards were killed in an attack against the Al-Ikhbariya’s headquarters in Damascus province at the end of June.