RT correspondent killed in Syria
Moscow, Russia - Russia’s Kremlin-backed international broadcaster RT said a correspondent from its Arabic-language channel was killed on Sunday by shelling from the Islamic State group in Syria’s Homs province.
‘RT mourns the loss of its correspondent Khaled al Khatib, who was killed on Sunday July 30 as he was covering the Syrian army’s operation against the terrorist group IS around Sukhna in the eastern parts of Homs province,’ the channel wrote in an online announcement in Arabic.
‘Our correspondent in central Syria sustained a fatal wound when a shell fired by IS terrorists hit a Syrian army position while he was on a field assignment riddled with danger in Al Baghaliya in rural Homs province.’
Syrian government troops entered Sukhna, the last IS stronghold in the country’s Homs province, on Friday after extremists began withdrawing, a monitor said. The town, some 70km northeast of the famed ancient city of Palmyra, is the last town on the road to Deir Ezzor.