Journalist Killed in Syria

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Tayyara's body being carried by mourners.

Tayyara's body being carried by mourners.

The Guardian reports: A Syrian-based stringer for the AFP news agency, Mazhar Tayyara, was killed February 7 in the besieged city of Homs.

Tayyara, 24, and known as "Omar the Syrian", also worked on behalf of The Guardian and Germany's Die Welt by providing video footage, and appeared on CNN and Al-Jazeera.

One of his friends told AFP Tayyara was caught in a burst of shelling in the district of Khaldiyeh, a stronghold of dissent, while trying to help people wounded in the bombardment.

The friend said he was struck by shrapnel to the head, stomach and a leg and died of his injuries three hours later in hospital.

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Tayyara is the fourth journalist who has died in Syria over the past four months, according to CPJ.

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