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Syrian journalists in critical condition after bombing

Hadi al-Abdallah and Khaled Issa have escaped a barrel bombing with severe injuries [Getty]

Date of publication: 17 June, 2016

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Prominent Syrian journalists, Hadi al-Abdullah and Khaled al-Iessa are in a critical condition after being targeted by an IED in Aleppo late on Thursday night.
Syrian journalists Hadi al-Abdullah and Khaled al-Iessa have been critically wounded after an improvised explosive device targeted their house outside a rebel-held area of Aleppo late on Thursday night.  

The two men were lifted from under rubble by Syria's civil defence volunteers, or The White Helmets.

Hadi al-Abdullah is reportedly in a stable though critical condition, while Khaled al-Iessa is undergoing surgery. Both are thought to be undergoing treatment at a Turkish hospital.  
The incident came just days after both men were injured in a barrel bomb attack in the province.

Abdullah and al-Iessa are prominent journalists and activists who have been covering the Syrian revolution in Idlib and Aleppo.  

Around 95 journalists have been killed in Syria since the beginning of the by both regime and rebel fire.  Syria has been deemed the most dangerous country for journalists to work in.  

Hadi al-Abdullah, along with prominent activist Raed Fares were detained by al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front last year after their radio station was raided.  

Earlier this year media activist Majed Dirani was killed by a direct airstrike from a Russian aircraft in Daraya, rural Damascus.  

Photographer Osama Jumaa was killed in Aleppo last month. 

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