Russia denounces attack against correspondents in Syria

MOSCOW, Mar. 02 (MNA) – The Ministry of Defense of Russia denounced Tuesday an attack with artillery against a group of foreign correspondents who were talking with the population in the province of Lattakia, northern Syria.

According to the official spokesman Igor Konashenkov, at least eight shots were fired from a border point with Turkey. The fire struck 150 and 400 meters from the location of a group of foreign and Russian journalists.

The First Channel showed footage of the evacuation of the correspondents from China, Canada, Bulgaria and Russia that were talking to the resident of Lattakia.

So far no injured people was reported among the representatives of the press or casualties among the local population, according to the latest news reports.

Syrian Army sources announced earlier that the attacks were made from positions occupied by the terrorist organization al-Nusra Front, one of the groups that did not obey the truce in force since February 27.

Konashenkov stated that the artillery fires were carried out from the village of Dama, on the outskirts of Idlib, on the border with Turkey.

 

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