LBC TV reports that Syrian citizen Thaer Ajlani died Monday while covering the battles in the tense Damascus neighborhood of Jobar, which witnesses near-daily fighting.
Syria’s state news agency and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say Ajlani also worked for the Damascus-based Sham FM radio station.
The Observatory says the area saw intense fighting Monday.
Syria has become the world’s most dangerous assignment for reporters. Before Ajlani’s death, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said at least 84 journalists have been killed since the fighting began in 2011. Among those killed are award-winning French TV reporter Gilles Jacquier and Britain’s Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin.
Here is a recent video report by Ajlani
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