Turkish gunfire wounds two Syrian Kurdish journalists in northeastern Syria

RSF | 11/6/2018 | Staff
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Ibrahim Ahmad and Gulistan Mohammed, who work for the Syrian Kurdish news agency ANHA/Hawa, sustained gunshot injuries while covering the clashes between Turkish and Kurdish forces and the Turkish army’s cross-border bombardment of the town. The condition of Ahmad, who was hit in the leg, is stable, but Mohammed’s condition is much more worrying because the bullet struck her in the face.

Both were shot by a Turkish sniper, according to the ANHA/Hawa news agency which told RSF that the Turkish forces were just a few dozen metres away from the reporters – close enough to tell from their cameras and microphones that they were journalists.

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“Combatants must respect UN Security Council Resolution 1738 on the safety of journalists in armed conflicts, and must not target them or detain them as if they were participants in the conflict,” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The Turkish authorities must...
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