Iranian reporter Mohsen Khazaei martyred in Syria’s Aleppo

Iranian reporter Mohsen Khazaei martyred in Syria’s Aleppo

An Iranian reporter has been martyred in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo amid fierce fighting between the Syrian forces and terrorists in the flashpoint city. 

Mohsen Khazaei, who worked for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), was martyred on Saturday while his cameraman sustained injuries and was transferred to hospital, the ABNA news agency reports. 

The Iranian reporter lost his life when shrapnel from a mortar shell hit him in the head. His cameraman, Tamer Sandooq, was injured in the shoulder.  The Iranian reporting team came under mortar fire by terrorists in Minyan district in the western part of Aleppo. On Saturday, Syrian forces regained control of areas in and around Aleppo, which were seized by foreign-sponsored terrorists over the past two weeks. 

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the army had retaken a couple of strategic areas such as the neighborhood of Dahiyat al-Assad and the village of Minian on Aleppo’s outskirts.

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