World Bulletin / News Desk
Anadolu Agency's (AA) photo journalist, Sinan Gul explained how he was shot in his leg and foot in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday.
Speaking to AA on Tuesday at the State Hospital in the southern province of Kilis, Gul said that he was in Aleppo to frame the opposition group's onslaught at a military base of the Syrian army.
"When snipers started shooting I used a car as a shield, and following the gunfire there were no Free Sryian Army soldiers around me. As they moved, I thought it was all clear. To hide myself behind a car across the street, I swiftly ran to that spot but I was under profound fire, snipers directly fired at me. I was shot in my left calf and right foot and for a long time they kept shooting at me," said Gul.
Gul stated that thankfully no bullets hit him while he was under massive fire.
"I noticed that I was bleeding, but I shouted and told my friend (AA cameraman who was hiding across the street) to stay where ever he was. I used a scarf to stop bleeding. Later on opposition groups took me out from there via a truck," said Gul.
Covering the developments in Aleppo for the past 15 days, AA correspondent Samet Dogan, photo journalist Sinan Gul and cameraman Kenan Yesilyurt found themselves in the middle of clashes between Syrian forces and opposition groups in Aleppo on Monday.
Soldiers of the Free Syrian Army immediately took Sinan Gul to a local hospital in Aleppo after he was shot.
Sinan Gul was later brought to Turkey by forces of the Syrian opposition.
Gul is now under medical treatment at the State Hospital in Kilis.
Doctors have said that Sinan Gul's condition is fine and his injury was not life threatening.
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