Murhaf al-Modahi

29 September 2013

A Syrian photographer who had contributed work to the French news agency AFP has been killed by shelling in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, according to a fellow photographer quoted by media reports.

known by the pseudonym Abu Shuja, al-Modahi was killed in fighting between rebels and troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

The main opposition , the National Coalition also reported Abu Shuja's death, saying in a statement that he "died while carrying out his duty as a journalist".

The Coalition said he "picked up a camera and started documenting (the Syrian revolt) as soon as the first protests broke out in Deir Ezzor.

"He continued to work under the bullets, bombs and tank shells, defying the regime's military might."

Source: AFP