Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

2017-06-24 13:50
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Baghdad — The French Embassy in Baghdad says a Swiss journalist has died from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group.

Sophie Pommier, a French Embassy spokesperson, says Veronique Robert died in a Paris hospital on Saturday.

Iraqi Kurdish journalist Bakhtiyar Haddad and French journalist Stephen Villeneuve, who were working with Robert, were also killed in the explosion.

Iraqi forces have begun to push into Mosul's Old City, where they expect to encounter the toughest fighting of the months-old campaign to retake Iraq's second largest city.

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