A freelance journalist working for RT Arabic in Syria, Khaled Al-Khatib, was killed in an attack by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS), near Bghailiyah village in the outskirts of Homs while on assignment, head of RT's Damascus bureau Abdelhameed Tawfiq confirmed on Sunday.
Al-Khatib was accompanying troops of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) while they were on a mission to... Еще liberate the town of al-Sukhna, in the eastern countryside of Homs.
Al-Khatib's camera operator Motaz Yacoub was injured and is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in Homs.
Al-Khatib, 25, had been working with RT since April. Archive footage from one of his reports shows him as an active member of the RT team in Syria, covering military operations, interviewing families and victims, and following displaced persons being forced out of their homes.
RT's Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said RT would do its utmost to help al-Khatib’s family.
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