A reporter for Syrian state-owned television was killed while covering fighting near the border with Lebanon, the latest in a string of deaths of members of the media since the bloody conflict began two years ago.
Al-Ikhbariyah TV reporter Yara Abbas and her team were attacked by rebels near Qusair, in Homs province, the Syrian Information Ministry said. Abbas was killed and other members of her crew were wounded.
Qusair, which lies near the road connecting Damascus to Syria's Mediterranean coast and is under rebel control, has seen fierce fighting for more than a week.
Yara Abbas, during her last report from Qusair before she was killed.In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian officials and rescuers inspect the scene where multiple bombs explosions hit the center of Aleppo, Syria on October 3, 2012. The apparent suicide car blasts in the government controlled district came within minutes of each other and killed at least 40 people. Aleppo is Syria's largest city and is essentially split in half with the rebels controlling the eastern part and the government controlling the western part. UPI
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