Osama Nasr al-Zoabi

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Osama Nasr al-Zoabi, correspondent for the Syrian Media Organization (SMO) and director of the SMO office in Daraa, was killed August 21 in a roadside bombing in the southwestern province of Daraa, according to the SMO executive director Abu al-Majd al-Zoabi.

Al-Zoabi was on his way to report on the humanitarian effects of a Syrian government bombing campaign that took place in the Daraa region in June, Abu al-Majd al-Zoabi told CPJ.

The car he was driving hit an improvised explosive device. In a statement on Twitter, the Syrian Media Organization reported that al-Zoabi’s brother and a nephew were also killed in the explosion.

The news organization is affiliated with the Western-approved Southern Front rebel group.