Japanese correspondent killed in Syria’s Aleppo
The Japanese Embassy in Syria said a correspondent from Japan was killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo during the ongoing armed clashes between government troops and rebels, RIA Novosti quoted Kyodo news agency as reporting.
The agency said that the killed correspondent was Mika Yamamoto, 45, who worked for an independent information agency Japan Press.
The late journalist used to work in many war-torn places of the world, delivering reports particularly from Afghanistan and Iraq, the agency added.
Yamamoto is not the only foreign journalist killed in the current Syrian conflict. In February, veteran U.S. war correspondent Marie Colvin, who had been working for The Sunday Times of London, and a young French photographer, Remi Ochlik, were killed as Syrian security forces shelled the rebel city of Homs.
Some 17,000 have been killed in Syria since the beginning of the anti-Assad uprising in March 2011, according to UN estimates.