Moscow, SANA – Three Russian correspondents were injured after a press convoy was shelled on the Turkish-Syrian border.
Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that cars transporting Russian journalists came yesterday under shelling attack with Tau anti-tank missiles as the convoy was moving in advanced sites controlled by the Syrian army in al-Dighmashliyeh area that leads to the strategic Zweik Mountain in the northern countryside of Lattakia.
Three journalists sustained injuries in the attack, the statement added.
RT said its Arabic-language correspondent Sargon Hadaya is being hospitalized at the Russian air base after he was injured by pieces of shrapnel.
The two other journalists injured in the attack are RT’s English-language correspondent Roman Kosarev and TASS’s Alexander Yelistratov.
Information Minister: Attack on Russian reporters is desperate attempt to veil the truth
Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said on Tuesday the targeting of the press team of RT channel is a “new crime” added to the record of the terrorist organizations and the countries funding terrorism, citing Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
The Minister added in a statement that the attack is a “desperate attempt” to veil the truth and prevent it reaching the public opinion, “who nevertheless has become aware of the nature of the terrorist groups and the role of the parties supporting them.”