yYAXssKCQaUWZcXZ79RJTBLvo-c;SfREtjZ9NYeQnnVMC-CsZ9qN6L0 Finance, Economics, Globus, Brokers, Banks, Collateral-Oriano Mattei: A journalist working with RT Arabic, Khaled Alkhateb, has been killed in shelling from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) side in the eastern suburb of Homs, Syria. The journalist was filming a report on the Syrian Army’s operations against IS terrorists......

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domenica 30 luglio 2017

A journalist working with RT Arabic, Khaled Alkhateb, has been killed in shelling from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) side in the eastern suburb of Homs, Syria. The journalist was filming a report on the Syrian Army’s operations against IS terrorists......

A journalist working with RT Arabic, Khaled Alkhateb, has been killed in shelling from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) side in the eastern suburb of Homs, Syria.
The journalist was filming a report on the Syrian Army’s operations against IS terrorists.
He and a Syrian Army official, who has not been identified yet, were killed in a rocket attack by Islamic State militants near a village called Bghailiyah, in Homs province, according to the head of RT Arabic’s office in Damascus, Abdelhameed Tawfiq.
Khaled Alkhateb was just 25 years old and had recently started to work with RT.
Today RT Arabic lost a young colleague, journalist Khaled Alkhateb. This is very painful news for all of us,” the head of RT Arabic, Maya Manna, said in a statement.
Saying that Khaled had just recently become a stringer for RT Arabic, Manna added that he had been on assignment to cover the Syrian Army fighting IS in the Homs region.
This morning, together with soldiers of the Syrian Army, he was heading to the town of al-Sukhnah, where heavy fighting is currently underway to free it. On their way there, not far from Homs, the convoy was attacked by IS militants,” she explained.
We express our condolences to family and friends of Khaled, and will support them in any way possible. We thank Khaled for his courage and bravery,” Manna said.
The journalist appears to have last been online just six hours ago. His post on Facebook reveals his location in Al-Sukhnah, Syria, with his comment, “Oh, God.”
Cameraman Muutaz Yaqoub, who was working with Khaled Alkhateb, was injured in the shelling. He was sent to a hospital in Homs with minor injuries.
The death of the journalist working with RT is a very sad event for all of us,” RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, said in a statement. “For the first time in RT’s history, a person who was working with our channel in hot spots has died. [I wish] courage to Khalid’s family, friends, and colleagues and everyone who knew and loved him. We will do everything we can to help his family in this situation.
In Alkhateb’s last news story, from Saturday, refugees from Raqqa spoke to him about the death and destruction caused by coalition strikes.
The coalition shelled schools and civilians. That’s why our children do not go to schools now. Many civilians were hurt, as it [coalition] shelled both schools and hospitals,” AbuAmdjad, a man who fled Raqqa, told Alkhateb.
A fourth grader told the journalist that the coalition bombed his school and “deprived us of the opportunity to study.”
There were refugees from Aleppo and other areas inside the school during the raids. Many of them died as a result of these airstrikes,” the boy said.
Another Raqqa resident said that the coalition used white phosphorus in several districts. In June, Amnesty International warned the US-led coalition against the use of white phosphorus near civilians, which is against international law.

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