Busload of Russian journalists targeted in Syria

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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.

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“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.

Source Ruposters
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