Six journalists killed in Syria in May

London-based watchdog Syrian Network for Human Rights released a report detailing the number of journalists killed in Syria

Six journalists killed in Syria in May

World Bulletin/News Desk

Six jounalists were killed and 13 others were wounded across Syria in May, the London-based watchdog Syrian Network for Human Rights announced on Saturday. 

One of the jounalists was killed after being tortured by the Syrian army, while another was hung by militants Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), the organization said. 

As the Syrian conflict entered its fourth year, the country has become a deadly place for journalists who are regularly kidnapped and murdered, human rights groups say.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, a staggering 328 journalists, including 12 foreign journalists, were killed by the Syrian regime since the beginning of the civil war in 2011. 

In a statement released on May 3, the network added that Assad's regime has also arrested 848 journalists, 19 of which died after being tortured. 

Last Mod: 31 Mayıs 2014, 16:36
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