Two Journalists Killed in Syria

LA Times' Blog:

Two freelance British journalists were shot and killed by Syrian security forces Monday in a town near the Turkish border in Idlib province, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The journalists, both of Algerian descent, along with a third who was injured in the incident, were shooting a documentary about Syrians fleeing the conflict into Turkey, CPJ reported, citing media sources.

The statement came as another media watchdog group said a Syrian photographer had been kidnapped and killed. Neither report could be independently confirmed early Tuesday given the restrictions placed on independent media by the Syrian regime.

The two British journalists were identified as Naseem Intriri and Walid Bledi by the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

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Posted by: Howie at 07:17 AM


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