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Al-Jazeera War Correspondent  Killed In Syria

An international television news medium – Al-Jazeera Media Network has announced the killing of its Arabic correspondent, Mahran Al Deeri,  in the war turned Syria, in the course of his duty – Wednesday, while covering battles in the city of Al Sheikh Maskin in rural Daraa.

In a release by the television network, the journalist was killed while taking cover from government’s fire as his car hit the vehicle of rebel fighters when he turned off his headlights to avoid being targeted.

The statement indicated the vicinity Mahran’s life  was caught short, was the same place where three other journalists from the Orient Network were targeted and killed three days earlier (Monday).

“Our martyred colleague Mahran Al Deeri has worked with Aljazeera.net for over a year and was known for his courage, bravery and professional coverage of the Syrian revolution in the area of Daraa and its suburbs.

“Targeting journalists will not deter us from reporting the truth which we have been committed to for over 18 years. Throughout our years of coverage, we have lost many colleagues on this mission but our brave journalists are committed to this, despite the constant dangers and challenges“, Al Jazeera’s acting Director General, Mostefa Souag, mourned.

The late Mahran hailed from Al Sheikh Maskin in Daraa; was born in 1983. He studied media in Damascus University and graduated in 2008.

He joined Aljazeera.net (Al Jazeera’s Arabic online platform) as a freelancer in October 2013 to report on the revolutionaries in the area of Houran.

Mahran, who owing to constant shelling of Daraa by the government forces, fled temporarily to Jordan, was survived by wife and two children.



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