DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:00 P.M.) – On Friday, a handful of Syrian journalists were heavily wounded by an Islamic State attack in eastern Homs and immediately transported to a field hospital for urgent treatment alongside other injured government troops.
The guided anti-tank missile scored a direct hit on a National Defence Forces (NDF) convoy, obliterating a forward technical and killing a NDF commander on the spot.
A few meters behind the NDF vehicle was another vehicle full of Syrian journalists who were blasted with shrapnel from the missile upon impact.
Remarkably, footage was recorded minutes before the strike took place:
In the aftermath of the attack, the journalists were bloodied but reportedly in stable condition. The incident took place near a newly liberated hill in eastern Homs.
ISIS often targets frontline journalists on purpose, claiming them to be propaganda mouthpieces for forces opposed to the self-declared caliphate.