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Second French journalist wounded in Iraq’s Mosul has died

Second French journalist wounded in Iraq’s Mosul has died
French journalist Veronique Robert, wounded in the same mine blast that killed two of her colleagues in the Iraqi city of Mosul earlier this week, has died, Associated Press reported on Saturday.

Robert had been operated on in Baghdad and then flown back for treatment in France overnight Thursday to Friday, but died of her wounds, the broadcaster said in a statement.

The management and staff at France Televisions "extend their deepest sympathies to her family and close friends. They offer their most sincere condolences," the head of the news department said in a statement, describing Robert as a seasoned war reporter.

Robert’s French colleague Stephan Villeneuve and the Iraqi-Kurdish reporter and fixer Bakhtiyar Addad were also killed by the explosion.

Robert was filming a piece with her colleagues for the French news programme Envoye Special, the popular show broadcast by France 2, when the blast occurred.

They were accompanying Iraqi special forces during the battle to wrest Mosul from  ISIS terrorist  group, where some 100,000 civilians are being used as "human shields" by terrorists, according to the UN.
Last Modified: Saturday، 24 June 2017 01:49 PM