August 20, 2012
BEIRUT: A Japanese woman journalist died today in Syria, after she was seriously wounded while covering fighting in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, a watchdog reported, quoting activists on the ground.
According to activists in the central district of Suleyman al-Halabi, the journalist was taken to hospital but she could not make it through.
Three Western journalists have been killed since the uprising erupted against President Bashar a-Assad’s regime in March last year, as well as a number of Syrian journalists.
Two of them, Britain’s Sunday Times veteran correspondent Marie Colvin, and French photographer Remi Ochlik died in a rocket attack on a makeshift press centre in the besieged central city of Homs on February 22.
French television reporter Gilles Jacquier was killed on January 11 when a shell exploded among journalists during a government-organised visit to Homs.