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​Rami Asmi, Yousef El-Dous, Salem Khalil

08 December 2014

Media reports said that Rami Asmi and Yousef El-Dous, both correspondents for the Syrian opposition TV channel Orient News were killed along with their cameraman Salem Khalil in the south west of Syria.

The channel reportedly said that the crew members were on their way to Sheikh Miskeen to report on rebel advances when their vehicle was hit by a guided missile. They had just driven past government forces in the locality of Qarfa, the channel’s statement added, noting that the van “was not marked as a press vehicle but was identifiable because it was carrying a satellite dish almost 1.8m in diameter.”

Sources: BBC, AFP, CPJ