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Canadian journalist killed in Syria: activists

Published on Mar 10, 2014 7:27 PM

BEIRUT (AFP) - A Canadian photojournalist, Ali Mustafa, has been killed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, activists said.

An official in the Aleppo opposition provincial capital said Mr Mustafa, a freelancer who sold pictures to the SIPA and EPA agencies, was killed in the city on Sunday.

The opposition Aleppo Media Centre also reported the death.

"Four members of the (opposition) civil defence in Aleppo and 10 other civilians were killed, and dozens of others wounded, in a barrel bomb attack launched by helicopters against the Haydariyeh roundabout in the east of Aleppo city on Sunday morning," the centre said.

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