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Three Russian journalists injured in Syria

Journalists in Russian were injured severely in Syria when their vehicle was shot on Wednesday after an assignment in the former rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, Defence Ministry of Russian stated.

The incident occurred in the early evening after the investigative journalists had in investigating the situation in Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, which Syria and allied forces have recently retaken.

“They were targeted by unknown assailants firing light arms,” the Russian army clarified in one of his statement.

The journalists were given medical attention and “their lives are not in danger,”. Russian news agencies said that three men had received only leg injuries.

Russia is the Syrian regime’s biggest international ally.

Last July a journalist with the Arab service of Russian state-owned channel RT was killed in an attack by Islamic State jihadists in the western Syrian province of Homs.

Eastern Ghouta region,  hit by a devastating offensive launched in February by the Syrian regime, was the last rebel enclave near the capital Damascus before being retaken by Syrian forces in early April.

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