State journalists killed by rebel suicide bombers
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Syrian journalists wounded while reporting on soldiers

Three journalists working for regime sustain injuries while covering soldiers in action; Assad forces launch attack on rebel strongholds throughout war-torn country

Syrian government forces and aircraft attacked rebel strongholds across the country on Sunday, killing at least 23 people, activists said.


The state SANA news agency reported that three journalists working for state TV in Aleppo province were wounded in a car bombing. Correspondent Shadi Helweh and two cameramen, Yehia Mosseli and Ahmed Suleiman, were hospitalized with shrapnel wounds, the agency said.


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The three were covering Syrian soldiers who were trying to stop two suicide attackers attempting to detonate a car bomb near a security headquarters in the province. SANA said the two attackers were killed, and the journalists and several other civilians were wounded.


Also on Sunday, a rebel and a civilian were killed in airstrikes and fighting in the suburbs of Damascus, a human rights group said, adding that that four civilians died after being tortured in a jail in the town of Zakyeh, without providing further details.


Additionally, according to them the Syrian army shot and killed a man in the southern city of Daraa.


State TV said military forces conducted operations around Damascus and in the provinces of Hassaka, Daraa, and Idlib and Aleppo.


SANA said the army seized a truck carrying rocket launchers on a highway linking Damascus with the central province of Homs.



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