LATAKIA /Syria/, November 24. Correspondent Alexander Elistratov, as well as correspondents of the TV channel RT Arabic Sargon Hada and RT in English Roman Kosarev caught on Monday under fire in Syria and received minor injuries.
Kosarev also received a concussion, Hada and Elistratov – shrapnel wounds. Currently the journalists are in hospital, their lives are not in danger.
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Russian journalists came under fire in Syria
The incident occurred on Monday around 13:00 local time (14:00 MSK). A group of Russian journalists went to the settlement Damasia, which is about 20 km from the border with Turkey, which a few days ago was liberated by Syrian troops, supported by Russian aviation.
When lifting to a height of SUEK cars in which there were representatives of the Russian media, were fired. According to the defense Ministry, the attack was anti-tank guided missiles TOW. One of the rockets exploded in the immediate vicinity of the machine, where the correspondents.
The soldiers in the Syrian army that defended the height, brought come under attack the Russians in a safe place.
According to the Syrian military, a rocket attack was made by militants, not a terrorist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”, which until recently occupied Damasio. The rockets were fired from a distance of about 2.5 km height from the neighboring al-Nubi, which kept the fighters.