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Iran’s Press TV claimed its Damascus correspondent was killed Wednesday by a rebel sniper while reporting on bombings in the Syrian capital. Two car bombs struck the Syrian Army’s command headquarters, setting one of the buildings on fire.

­Maya Nasser, a 33 -year-old Syrian national, was killed while reporting from the scene, Press TV said. Hussein Murtada – Press TV’s Damascus bureau chief and head of the Arabic-language Al-Alam TV network – was also reportedly injured in the attack.

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Journalists in Syria killed in spate of rebel violence

Syrian rebels have targeted or kidnapped increasing numbers of foreign journalists in recent months as a way of striking the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.­

French journalist Gilles Jacquier was killed in January by 81mm mortar fire from a rebel-held area.

On June 27, seven journalists and four security guards were killed in a rebel attack on the pro-government Al-Ikhbaria TV…

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