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Driver Working With NBC News Killed in Syria

Driver Working With NBC News Killed in Syria

Sunday, 24 March, 2019 - 07:45
Daesh militants left booby traps in Baghouz. (AFP/File)
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A driver working with NBC News reporters in Syria was killed Saturday by an explosive device in eastern Syria, where several media outlets are covering the liberation of the last sliver of territory held by ISIS, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

Noah Oppenheim, the president of NBC News, said in a statement that NBC employees escaped unharmed, and expressed "deepest sympathies" to the driver's family and loved ones.

"We are still gathering information from today's events, and are in touch with the driver's family to support them however we can," he said.

Several media outlets are in Syria to cover the military defeat of the ISIS group in the small eastern village of Baghouz.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces declared victory over ISIS on Saturday after clearing the militants from their last position in the village following weeks of heavy fighting, AP reported.

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