Four media workers suffered injuries while covering the fight between the Syrian army and armed groups: reporter Diaa Qadour and Ibrahim Kahil, a cameraman for al-Alam TV; Kinanah Aloush, a correspondent for Sama TV and cameraman of Al Kawthar TV, Souhaib al-Masri.
All the victims were sent to al-Jamea Hospital to receive the necessary treatment, media reports say.
The Syrian Union of Journalists said in a letter to the IFJ that it “strongly condemns this direct attack against the journalists who wore media safety equipment and were identified as journalists.”
In a separate incident, Wafa Shabruni, a reporter working for Russia Today was severely injured while filming ammunition depots left by militants who retreated from the city of Maarret-en-Nuuman, in the province of Idlib. The Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) said it will take all necessary measures to support Wafa and her family.
The IFJ General Secretary, Anthony Bellanger, said: “We condemn all attacks on journalists and media workers that put their lives at risk for reporting on wars. We call on all sides to stop targeting journalists and wish a quick recovery to all the victims”.