Militants have attacked a bus with Russian journalists, the Defense Ministry said.
“A bus with Russian journalists returning from East Ghouta was fired by unknown persons using small arms,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.
As a result of the shelling, three journalists received minor injuries to their legs: the NTV correspondent Alexei Ivlev, the Russia-1 camera operator Mikhail Vitkin, and the Zvezda operator Vladislav Dodonov. All the victims were provided with medical assistance.
“We arrived in Duma, everyone was jubilant, civilians were together with the military – everything was fine. Then it was time to leave, we boarded the bus, shots were heard – and there were a lot of shots, it turned out that they were shooting into the air, likely the [Syrian] flag, “- said Valentin Trushnin, an employee of REN TV.
On April 6, Syrian troops began the operation to liberate the city of the Duma from militants. Later, it was reported a chlorine bomb was dropped on the town. The US has accused Assad – Russia denies this.