Syria

Mohammed Al-Asfer

26 June 2015

The 19-year-old cameraman for Al-Jazeera was shot dead in Southern Syria last 26 June by government forces while covering the fighting in Daraa province. A statement by Al- Jazeera said that Al-Asfer had already lost his father and brother in the fighting and had himself been previously injured while covering the clashes as a stringer for the cable TV network. He became the fifth Al Jazeera media worker to be killed in Syria since the outbreak of violence in 2011.