Sept. 26 - A reporter for Iran's English language Press TV is shot dead by a sniper in Syria, and the channel's Damascus bureau chief is wounded. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) A correspondent for Iran's English-language Press TV was shot dead by a sniper in Syria and its Damascus bureau chief was wounded, Press TV reported on Wednesday (September 26). Maya Naser, Press TV's correspondent in Damascus, was shot in the neck and Hussein Murtada, the channel's Damascus bureau chief, was wounded in the attack while the two were covering twin bombings on Wednesday that targeted one of Syria's top military command buildings in the capital, Press TV said. More than 20 foreign and Syrian journalists have been killed in Syria since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Iran has supported Assad as he attempts to suppress the uprising.