October 10, 2012, in Deir Al-Zour, Syria
Al-Ashram, 26, a cameraman for the pro-government television station Al-Ikhbariya, was shot in the chest and leg while covering clashes between Syrian government forces and the rebel Free Syrian Army in the eastern city of Deir Al-Zour, according to his employer.
Imad Sara, the station's director, told Agence France-Presse that al-Ashram "was killed by terrorists." Since the start of the uprising in March 2011, the regime has used "terrorists" as a catch-all phrase for opposition fighters, according to news reports.
Job: Camera Operator
Beats Covered: Politics, War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire
- One journalist killed, another reported missing in Syria, October 16, 2012