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    Syrian journalist killed by armed groups in Damascus

    Damascus – A Syrian journalist of a state-run newspaper was killed on Tuesday by armed groups while en- route to work, the state-run SANA news agency said.

    Naji Asaad was killed in the Damascus’ district of Tadamun while en-route to the Tishreen newspaper headquarters, SANA said.

    Many Syrian journalists have been killed during Syria’s 20- month crisis.

    Last month, Basel Tawfiq Yussif, a journalist of Syria’s state TV was killed by armed rebels in Tadamun.

    The anti-regime forces have been targeting pro-government figures, either by killing or kidnapping them. (Xinhua/NAN)


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