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Russian Journalists Come Under Fire While Returning From E Ghouta - MoD

© Sputnik / Muhamad MarufResidents leave the territory of Eastern Ghouta
Residents leave the territory of Eastern Ghouta - Sputnik International
Three Russian correspondents have been evacuated to a hospital after an attack on a bus by unidentified assailants, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

A bus with Russian journalists has come under fire from unknown persons in Syria; three correspondents were injured, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated.

"On April 11, at about 18:20 Moscow time, a bus with Russian journalists, returning from preparation for a story about the situation in Eastern Ghouta, was fired upon by unknown persons using small arms," the Russian MoD said.

NTV television channel correspondent Alexei Ivlev, Rossiya 1 television cameraman Mikhail Vitkin and Zvezda television cameraman Vladislav Dodonov have received minor leg injuries, according to the Russian MoD.

"All injured journalists immediately received necessary on-site medical assistance by medics from the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation. Their lives are not in danger," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry noted that the injured journalists were being evacuated to a hospital to receive thorough medical treatment.

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The situation in Eastern Ghouta continues to be very tense, with terrorists repeatedly shelling convoys passing through humanitarian corridors.

The day before, the evacuation of Jaysh al-Islam insurgents and their families left Eastern Ghouta via the Muhayam al-Wafedin checkpoint started, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated. It is noted that a total of up to eight thousand insurgents and about 40 thousand of their family members have been reportedly evacuated from Douma.

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