Shaaban Al-Taweel

20 January 2017

The Syrian journalist, also known as Abu Zaid Al-Homsi, was killed by a bomb that was planted by unknown people on a car which he was using in Beit Jinn village of Rural Damascus. The car belonged to Abbas Zuraifa, one the people who were leading the conciliation process with the Syrian Army in south-west Damascus, and it was believed that Al-Taweel himself took part in the process. Both were killed in the car bomb. Al-Taweel had covered events in Syria since the beginning of the uprising during which he was kidnapped by Al-Nusra Front. He worked for Al-Arabiyya channel and Al-Khutwa local agency.