Syria: last footage filmed by killed Japanese journalist released
News On Japan via telegraph.co.uk -- Aug 24
Japanese news agency Japan Press releases the footage shot by journalist Mika Yamamoto in the hours before she was shot dead in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Colleagues of the Japanese journalist shot dead in a gunfight between Syrian forces and rebels in Aleppo have released footage filmed by Mika Yamamoto just hours before she died.
Ms Yamamoto, a 45-year-old award-winning journalist working for the Tokyo-based independent news agency, Japan Press, was fatally wounded while travelling with the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. She became the first Japanese national killed in the 17-month conflict.
Ms Yamamoto is shown reporting from the beseiged city with her husband and colleague Kazutaka Sato as they follow a patrol of rebel soldiers. In the final moments of the footage gunfire breaks out before the camera freezes on what is believed to be the last shot she filmed.
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