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Photo Credit: Courtesy SANA

BASEL TAWFIQ YOUSSEF

News Organization: SYRIAN STATE TV

Died: 2012

Location: SYRIA

War: SYRIAN CIVIL WAR (2011-

Youssef, a reporter for Syrian State TV, was shot to death outside his home in Damascus. Syrian State TV said he had been kidnapped and threatened in the past three months. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Youssef was killed by rebel forces.