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Landmine explosion in Homs province kills Syrian cameraman

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A handout released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on July 6, 2017 shows Syrian officials and TV crews inspecting the site of a bombing in the central city of Hama. (Photo by AFP)

A Syrian cameraman working for the state television has been killed in a blast caused by an explosive device planted by the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in the central province of Homs.

"Cameraman Mohammed Milad was killed in a rural area in eastern Homs," the official SANA news agency said on Tuesday.

The terrorists, SANA reported, had heavily mined the area in an attempt to slow the advance of Syrian forces.

The violence-hit area is still witnessing battles between terrorists and Syrian forces.

In November 2016, an Iranian reporter was killed in the embattled northwestern city of Aleppo amid fierce fighting between government forces and terrorists. Mohsen Khazaei, who worked for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), was killed while his cameraman sustained injuries and was transferred to hospital.

In September 2012, Press TV's correspondent Maya Nasser was killed after militants attacked the Press TV staff in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

According to the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders, known by its French acronym as the RSF, at least 211 journalists and citizen journalists have been killed in Syria since the start of the foreign-backed militancy there in 2011.

In recent months, Syrian ground forces have managed to make numerous gains against terrorists on various fronts.

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