There's very little information yet available on the Japanese journalist killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, but it looks like we're seeing another situation similar to the death of American reporter Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik in February. Both of those journalists, as well as French television reporter Gilles Jacques, were killed in heavy fighting, when shells exploded near them. The as-yet unnamed female Japanese journalist was also killed amid heavy fighting, according to the brief report from Agence France-Presse, which is currently the only report of her death from a news agency. A graphic video purportedly posted by a militant group on Monday and claiming to show the dead reporter showed an Asian woman lying still in a gurney with a severe injury to her right arm. (Warning: graphic content.) Three other reporters are missing, according to the Syrian Conservancy on Human Rights, which AFP cites as its source. The London-based NGO "added that one of two missing Arab reporters is a Lebanese woman and the other is a man working for a US media outlet. The third missing reporter is Turkish."
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