Shamma, an engineer for the pro-government, private Syrian
television station Al-Ikhbariya, was killed
with his colleague, Sami Abu Amin, when armed men attacked the station’s
offices in the town of Doursha, south of Damascus, in the early hours of the
morning, according to news reports.
A video released
by Al-Ikhbariya stated that Shamma had been working the night shift with Abu
Amin when the attack occurred.
A total of three employees and four security guards were
killed in the attack, according to SANA, the official Syrian news agency.
Al-Ikhbariya and other pro-government stations provided footage
of the attack’s aftermath, showing piles of debris and destroyed equipment. The
gunmen had ransacked the offices and planted explosives, the station reported.
Pro-government news outlets blamed the attack on armed