Fighting continues in Syria with death of the Belgian journalist Yves Debay in Aleppo 1801132

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Defence News - Syria

 
 
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:18 AM
 
Fighting continues in Syria with death of the Belgian journalist Yves Debay in Aleppo.
The Syrian army on Thursday, January 17, 2013, regained control of a central town in unrest-hit Hama province, said a military source, as activists reported killings of many people in several hotspots in the country.
     
The Syrian army on Thursday, January 17, 2013, regained control of a central town in unrest-hit Hama province, said a military source, as activists reported killings of many people in several hotspots in the country.
A Syrian rebel sniper takes position during clashes with government troops defending the Minakh military airport near the northern city of Aleppo on January 11, 2013.
     

The military source was quoted by the state-run SANA news agency as saying that the Zour Abi Hasan town in central Hama province has been secured by the troops after fights with armed groups, most of whom were killed or injured.

At the same time, the website Al Arabiya News announced the death of the Belgian journalist Yves Debay, in Aleppo.

Yves Debay was killed while covering fighting between Syrian opposition forces and the regime's army in Syria's economic hub city of Aleppo, the Information Center of Aleppo reported early Friday, January 18, 2013, according to Al Arabiya television.

In 1985 he laid down his arms and carried the pen, making a documentary on the French Army in 1986. He reportedly then became a correspondent for the newly-established Raids magazine for which he covered the Lebanese civil war, the two Gulf wars, the war in Yugoslavia and 201 war in Afghanistan.

In 2008 he established its own defense magazine Assault in France.

     
Yves Debay was killed while covering fighting between Syrian opposition forces and the regime's army in Syria's economic hub city of Aleppo, the Information Center of Aleppo reported early Friday, January 18, 2013, according to Al Arabiya television.
Yves Debay Chief Editor and journalist of military magazine Assault killed in Syria.
 

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