Mortar shell hits near RT crew filming in Aleppo humanitarian corridor
An RT crew covering the situation in Aleppo, Syria, has come under mortar fire. A shell landed some 15 meters from the crew, which was filming in a humanitarian corridor citizens wishing to leave the city can use.
A total of three shells apparently fired from the rebel-controlled part of Aleppo landed near a group of journalists from different outlets, including RT, the crew reported.
Throughout the morning there was heavy shelling of government checkpoints in the area, RT’s Murad Gazdiev said. There was then a lull, which prompted the journalists to believe that it would be safe to do their job in the open. However, they then came under fire.
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