2 Russian Journalists Injured on Syria-Turkey Border by Anti-Tank Shell + VIDEO

Tue Nov 24, 2015 14:07:38

Two RT correspondents have sustained injuries after a press convoy was shelled on the Turkish-Syrian border. One of the reporters sustained serious injuries after a missile exploded near a car carrying RT crew members.

The crew were passing the village of Al-Dagmashliya in the province of Latakia, controlled by army forces, when they came under shelling.

RT’s Roman Kosarev sustained a concussion while RT Arabic’s Sargon Hadaya was injured by pieces of shrapnel in his back and leg.

Kosarev said that the press convoy was hit by an anti-tank missile coming from a rebel-controlled area some 2.5 km away.

RT's Roman Kosarev has covered conflicts extensively. In particular, he reported from the Donetsk region where local militia fought against Ukrainian forces.

The RT reporters have returned to Russia’s military base in Latakia and are being treated by medics.

Dozens of journalists have been killed and hundreds wounded while reporting on the Syrian war since 2011.

On September 30, Russia launched airstrikes against ISIS about a year after the US-led coalition started bombing territories they claim are controlled by terrorists.


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