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Syrian journalist killed in airstrike in western Aleppo province: Beirut, August 13, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of Syrian cameraperson and photojournalist Ahmed Azize and urged all parties in the ongoing Syrian conflict to guarantee the safety of civilians, including journalists.

Azize, who worked for the pro-opposition Aleppo News Network, was killed on August 10 while covering Russian airstrikes on the town of Urum al-Kubra, 19 km (11.8 miles) southwest of the city of Aleppo, according to news reports, the Syrian Journalist Association, and his employer.

Azize’s father, Abu al-Ezz al-Halabi, was cited by the Syrian Journalists Association as saying that Azize left home at 7 p.m. to cover the effects of two Russian aerial missile strikes on Urum al-Kubra in Aleppo province when the fighter jets turned back and bombed the area again, killing Azize and 20 other civilians.

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Syrian journalist killed in airstrike in western Aleppo province: Beirut, August 13, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of Syrian cameraperson and photojournalist Ahmed Azize and urged all parties in the ongoing Syrian conflict to guarantee the safety of civilians, including journalists.Azize, who worked for the pro-opposition Aleppo News Network, was killed on August 10 while covering Russian airstrikes on the town of Urum al-Kubra, 19 km (11.8 miles) southwest of the city of Aleppo, according to news reports, the Syrian Journalist Association, and his employer.Azize’s father, Abu al-Ezz al-Halabi, was cited by the Syrian Journalists Association as saying that Azize left home at 7 p.m. to cover the effects of two Russian aerial missile strikes on Urum al-Kubra in Aleppo province when the fighter jets turned back and bombed the area again, killing Azize and 20 other civilians.x x x x xx x x x x x x