Reporter left bleeding after getting hit by airstrike shrapnel during live broadcast in Syria

17 April 2016 / 6 months 1 week ago

A Syrian news reporter was hit in the face by a chunk of shrapnel from a nearby airstrike while doing a segment in Syria. 

The reporter, known as Ebrahim al-Khateeb, was filming live in Handarat – just north of Syria’s largest city, Aleppo.

Seconds into his report, a loud sound can be heard in the distance and the camera is dropped to the floor.

In the aftermath of the explosion, muffled groans can be heard as chaos ensues, reports UniLad.

The camera is then picked back up, and Ebrahim is helped to his feet while clutching his head as blood flows out. Though the journalist is able to walk to a nearby car, he is visibly shocked.

The news channel that Al-Khateeb works for, Orient News, an opposition-affiliated news channel, has said that he is now fortunately in a stable condition.

In the past few days, Handarat has been witness to increasing conflict as Assad regime troops have been battling with Syria’s Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and other rebels.

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