Syria: sources, Aleppo bombing wounds reporter, cameraman

Shelling continues on the Turkish border of conflict zones

17 June, 15:31

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, JUNE 17 - A Syrian journalist and a cameraman were seriously injured in Aleppo overnight during a government bombing on the area outside the government's control, according to journalistic sources in the northern Syrian city.

    The sources said reporter Hadi Abdallah and cameraman Khaled Issa were transported to the Turkish border to be treated.

    Abdallah is known for his positions in support of the armed anti-regime revolt, and since 2011 he has followed the events in the country from various fronts.

    Meanwhile, fighting continues on multiple fronts.

    The Russian Defence Ministry reported that in the province of Damascus the ceasefire has been violated four times in the past 24 hours. Moscow accuses units of Jaysh al-Islam of having opened fire with heavy artillery on Syrian troop posts in Jobar and Haush Al-Hayat and twice on the village of Harasta Al-Basal.

    And at least two mortar shellings, shot from conflict zones in northern Syria, reached the Turkish border province of Kilis, according to the site Yeni Sefak, which said there weren't any wounded. The town of Yayladagi was hit. The Turkish Army responded to the fire according to the rules of engagement, as it always has in cases of this kind. Similar attacks against Kilis have been repeated frequently in recent months, killing 21 and wounding more than 80 people since January.(ANSAmed).

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