Freelance Syrian journalist Mazhar Tayyara killed in Homs

If there is one place that you don’t want to be these days it would have to be Syria as the death toll keeps rising and is now one of the most dangerous cities in the world as yet another journalist is killed while trying to bring the news of what is happening there to the world.

The latest victim of one of the worst government crack downs is Mazhar Tayyara who has been killed by government fire in the city of Homs in Syria, which is currently the center of resistance within the country against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Tayyara was a freelance journalist who was hired as a stringer for the Agence France-Presse and also who provided video footage for The Guardian and the Die Wilt in Germany.

Apparently Tayyara was trying to help some wounded people get to cover when a second volley of shells fell and he was hit by shrapnel in several parts of his body. He died several hours later in hospital.

The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a statement following his death.

“We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Mazhar Tayyara,” said Mohamed Abdel Dayem, CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator. “The Syrian conflict is growing increasingly dangerous for all kinds of journalists, from citizens who have taken the role of documenting unrest in the country to international journalists who report from the frontlines.

via Huffington Post

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