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Syria - Japanese reporter killed in Aleppo, two Al-Hurra TV journalists missing

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Read in Arabic (بالعربية) Mika Yamamoto, a Japanese reporter for the Japan Press agency, was killed yesterday in Aleppo while covering fighting between government forces and rebels in the eastern district of Suleiman Al-Halabi. The Japanese foreign ministry confirmed Yamamoto's death. Her body has been transferred to Turkey. Fellow Japan Press reporter Kazutaka Sato, who was with her at the time, told Japan's NTV that they were caught in a shoot-out and ran into "soldiers in camouflage fatigues." (...)

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