Yara Abbas

27 May 2013

The female television correspondent for Al-Ikhbariyah TV, a pro-government channel, was killed while covering clashes near the border with Lebanon, according to media reports quoting the Syrian Information Ministry sources.

The war reporter was reportedly attacked by rebels near the town of Qusayr in Homs province, the ministry said in a statement carried by Syrian state television.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist group also reported her death on Monday, saying she "was killed by a sniper close to Dabaa airport", north of Qusayr.

The group said other members of Abbas's crew were wounded, without providing further details.

Source: Al- Jazeera