Gunmen kill Syria state TV cameraman

2012-12-22 14:19

Damascus - A cameraman for Syrian state television has been gunned down outside his home in Damascus, the broadcaster reported on Saturday, blaming the attack on "terrorists", the regime's term for rebels.

"Our colleague Haidar al-Sumudi, cameraman for Syrian Arab Television, was shot dead by an armed terrorist group outside his home in Kfar Sousa in Damascus," the television said, without specifying when the attack took place.

According to state news agency SANA, Sumudi was attacked while he was on his way home from work.

Born in 1967, Sumudi had worked for state television since 1998.

Even before his death, at least 17 paid journalists and 44 citizen journalists had been killed in violence in Syria since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's rule erupted in March last year, according to mid-December figures from media watchdog Reporters Without Borders.

State media correspondents have been hit as well as independent journalists. On 4 December, a reporter for government newspaper Tishrin was shot dead in Damascus. Last month, a state television reporter was gunned down.

  • Gorden Norman - 2012-12-22 15:15

    Lets see the Human rights watch stay mum about this journalist which they probably will as Israel was not involved.

      Gorden Norman - 2012-12-22 18:15

      @Patrick or shall I say Lesego your words where you are a bigot and you comments are worthless so why then do you read them and always have to reply to my comments. Stop being a coconut and get a life

      Gorden Norman - 2012-12-22 18:41

      Thanks mate and don't forget to sign on under all you other profiles and thumbs up and down you pathetic looser

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-12-22 17:20

    Frickin' islamists!

  • Gorden Norman - 2012-12-22 19:44

    For some one who is not religious this patrick.edwards ; mathew.patrick lesego or mohamed seems to always favour islam

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-12-22 19:47

    Patrick, Why don't you just f... off from these sites !! You ONLY bring HATRED----RACISM----FILTH And EVERYBODY, who does not agree with you, and that is just about EVERYBODY, is FILTHY SCUM!!!!! No culture, nor any decency !!!

      Gorden Norman - 2012-12-22 20:03

      because patrick is an arrogant little c#ck sucker

  • bhekubaba.mawelela - 2012-12-22 22:38

    the countries with interests in this conflit,show a little window to potential chaos, everyday the war, of catastrophic proportion ,is looming.God save the world!!!!

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