Mazhar Tayyara

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Tayyara, a videographer and photojournalist who contributed
to Agence France-Presse and other international outlets, was killed by
government forces’ fire in the city of Homs.

He was reporting from Al-Khaldiyeh neighborhood when
government forces shelled the district, the news website Citizenside reported.
As Tayyara assisted people injured in the blast, “a second volley of shells
fell and he was hit,” a friend told
AFP. The journalist sustained multiple severe injuries and died at a local
hospital within hours, news reports said.

Tayyara contributed news footage to the London-based daily the Guardian and the German
daily Die Welt, according to news reports. His footage has appeared on
Al-Jazeera and CNN, AFP reported.