German television reporter shot in Syria

German television reporter shot in Syria
Photo: DPA
A German reporter filming a documentary about the Syrian uprising has been shot in the leg in the northern city of Aleppo.

Jörg Armbruster, who reports on the Arab world for television station ARD, is thought to be in a stable condition, despite suffering serious injuries.

Armbruster and fellow journalist Martin Durm had been working in a stronghold of the anti-Assad Free Syrian Army rebels since the beginning of the week.

Armbruster was brought across the Turkish border by ambulance following an emergency operation and has received further surgery in Turkey. He is expected to be flown back to Germany with Durm on Monday.

The 65-year-old journalist has covered several developments in the Middle East, including the civil war in Libya and the ousting of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.

DPA/The Local/kkf


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