Watchdog group states assault ‘explicitly targeted’ Lebanon journalists

BEIRUT –

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A watchdog group advocating for press independence mentioned that the strikes that strike a team of journalists in southern Lebanon earlier this month, killing a person, had been specific rather than accidental and that the journalists ended up obviously discovered as push.

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Reporters Without having Borders, or RSF, published preliminary conclusions Sunday in an ongoing investigation, primarily based on movie evidence and witness testimonies, into two strikes that killed Reuters videographer Issam Abdallah and wounded 6 journalists from Reuters, AFP and Al Jazeera as they were masking clashes on the southern Lebanese border on Oct. 13.

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The 1st strike killed Abdallah, and the next strike a automobile belonging to an Al Jazeera crew, injuring journalists standing upcoming to it. Equally arrived from the route of the Israeli border, the report mentioned, but it did not explicitly title Israel as becoming liable.

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“What we can establish with facts, with evidence for the moment, is that the locale wherever the journalists were standing was explicitly focused…and they ended up clearly identifiable as journalists,” the head of RSF’s Center East desk, Jonathan Dagher, explained to The Related Press Monday. “It demonstrates that the killing of Issam Abdallah

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