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Reuters Journalist Killed Reporting from Lebanon-Israel Border

A Reuters journalist was killed Friday whereas reporting from southern Lebanon, and several other others had been injured, together with two from the identical information company.

“We’re deeply saddened to study that our videographer, Issam Abdallah, has been killed,” a Reuters spokesperson advised VOA on Friday.

Abdallah was a part of a Reuters crew in southern Lebanon who had been offering a stay sign on the time of the strike, the spokesperson stated.

The video has since been eliminated.

Reuters journalist Issam Abdallah, photographed in Saaideh, Lebanon, July 4, 2023. Abdallah was killed on Oct. 13, 2023, while reporting from southern Lebanon. Reuters journalist Issam Abdallah, photographed in Saaideh, Lebanon, July 4, 2023. Abdallah was killed on Oct. 13, 2023, whereas reporting from southern Lebanon.

“We’re urgently searching for extra data, working with authorities within the area, and supporting Issam’s household and colleagues. Our ideas are together with his household at this horrible time,” the spokesperson stated within the assertion.

Reuters journalists Thaer Al-Sudani and Maher Nazeh additionally had been injured and are searching for medical care, the spokesperson added.

The broadcaster Al Jazeera stated that two of its journalists, Karmen Jokhadar and Eli Brakhia, had been injured on the similar time.

Particulars of the incident weren’t instantly clear.

The Israeli navy has carried out strikes on its border with Lebanon in response to rocket and militant assaults.

The Reuters journalists are believed to have been hit by one such strike, in accordance with Agence France-Presse and Al Jazeera. VOA couldn’t instantly confirm if that was the case.

The battle enjoying out in a densely packed area has already led to media casualties.

At the least seven different journalists have been killed whereas reporting from Gaza since Israel declared struggle on Hamas following the militant group’s bloody incursion into southern Israel final week, in accordance with the Committee to Shield Journalists.

U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric stated Friday the U.N. is anxious by studies of explosions within the U.N. Peacekeeping Mission space of South Lebanon and the “distressing studies” of a journalist being killed and others injured.

“Journalists should be protected and allowed to do their work,” Dujarric stated.

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