TV Correspondent Killed, A Syrian television journalist was killed on Monday, The Associated Press reports.
Yara Abbas, a reporter for the pro-government Al-Ikhbariya news
channel, was killed near Dabaa military base, after rebels attacked the
car carrying her and her TV crew. A cameraman and his assistant were
Unfortunately, what happened to Abbas was not a fluke. According to
Amnesty International, Syria's government and a few rebels are
specifically targeting journalists.
Abbas was on site to cover the increasingly violent fighting around
Qusair, a western town not far from Dabaa, which is seen as a crucial
stronghold to both the rebels and the government forces backed by