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Photo Credit: Kyodo/Courtesy The Associated Press

MIKA  YAMAMOTO

News Organization: JAPAN PRESS

Died: 2012

Location: SYRIA

War: SYRIAN CIVIL WAR (2011-

Yamamoto, a war correspondent for Japan Press news agency, was killed while traveling with the Free Syrian Army, a rebel group opposed to President Bashar Assad. A colleague traveling with Yamamoto said it appeared she was shot by government forces. Yamamoto also covered wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.