DAGHMASHLIA , Syria, Nov. 24 (UPI) — A few Russian journalists ended up fired on and injured in Syria while visiting the entrance traces of battle with Syrian authorities soldiers, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
Journalists in a number of autos have been strike by an anti-tank missile Monday as they rode around the village of Daghmashlia, on the border among Turkey and Syria. Two received what the ministry explained as mild accidents and a third sustained a concussion.
Hurt ended up Alexander Yelistratov, a correspondent for the Russian information company TASS, Sargon Khadaya of the Arab language support of the television news channel and Roman Kosarev, of RT’s English-language provider. Kosarev sustained the concussion.
Kosarev explained the attack was deliberate, noting at minimum 17 journalists ended up in the convoy, each and every putting on a exclusive blue helmet signifying their position.
Prior to his harm Kosarev noted advances of the Syrian military, with the aid of Russian airstrikes. He did not specify no matter whether Russian forces had been engaged in struggle with Syrian rebels or Islamic State militants. Russia has been included in aiding the Syrian government forces with airstrikes because late September.
Kosarev mentioned Syrian citizens welcomed the Russian military, declaring, “Anywhere we go we get hugs and kisses from the locals.”