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A reporter working for Iran’s state television IRIB was killed on Saturday in a mortar attack in the Syrian battlefront city of Aleppo, the broadcaster said. Mohsen Khazaei died in the village of Minyan outside the northern city, one of two areas which Syrian government forces had recaptured from rebel fighters, it said.
IRIB said that a cameraman was also wounded in what it described as a “mortar attack launched by terrorists”, a term designating insurgents fighting the Syrian regime which Iran supports.
Earlier in the day, the state television had broadcast footage showing Khazaei in Minyan.