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Syrian reporter wounded by militants near Damascus

A Syrian reporter has sustained injuries by the shells fired by foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists in an area near the capital, Damascus.

Karim al-Shibani, the Syrian Satellite TV Channel reporter, suffered injuries on Sunday, the Syrian Arab News Agency, SANA, reported.

The incident took place when Takfiri militants targeted with a shell reporters who were covering the Syrian army’s operations against terrorists in eastern Ghouta in the Damascus countryside province, better known as Rif Dimashq Governorate, in southwestern Syria.

Shibani sustained wounds to the leg and was subsequently transferred to hospital.

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi visited al-Shibani in the hospital.

The Syrian reporter said in the meeting with Zoubi that he will not surrender to the threats by the Takfiri militants and will keep performing his mission.

Dozens of journalists, including a Press TV correspondent, have been killed in Syria since the deadly conflict began more than three years ago.

In January, Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto was headed by the ISIL Takfiri group. The Japanese journalist had been held captive by the Takfiri group.

In April 2014, three journalists working with the Lebanese al-Manar television were killed after coming under attack from foreign-backed militants in the Syrian town of Ma’loula.

On March 8, 2014, Omar Abdel Qader, a cameraman who worked for the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen television channel, was killed in Deir Ezzor, the largest city in eastern Syria.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 222,000 people, according to the UK-based so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,

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