Four Russian journalists, five servicemen injured from landmine in Syria’s east


November 7, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Latakia, Syria – The Russian defense ministry said on Monday that four Russian journalists and five servicemen were wounded by a landmine planted by terrorist forces in Syria.

The four journalists belonged to Russia’s Zvezda and NTV television channels.

“On November 6, when Russian journalists worked in a dwelling quarter in the city of Deir Ezzor (Syria), a controlled landmine was detonated by terrorists. As a result, four Russian journalists, namely Ilya Ushenin (NTV), Timur Voronov (NTV), Konstantin Khudoleyev (Zvezda) and Dmitry Starodubsky (Zvezda), and five officer of the International Mine Action Center, who were clearing the area of mines, received wounds,” the ministry said.

All the wounded were quickly transferred to the Russian airbase in Khmeimim where they received medical aid and “According to medics, their lives are out of danger.” 

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