Japanese journalist killed in Syria shelling, activists say

By REUTERS
August 21, 2012 00:44

 
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BEIRUT - A Japanese woman journalist died of wounds sustained in Aleppo on Tuesday, a Syrian activist group said in a statement.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said she had been injured in the Suleimaniya district of Aleppo, which it said had been the scene of heavy clashes.

It also said that a Lebanese journalist, a Turkish journalist and an Arab journalist, whose nationality it did not identify, had disappeared in Aleppo.

It was not possible to independently verify the account.

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