Syria: Reporter for state news agency assassinated

August 12, 2012, Sunday/ 11:39:00/ AP

Syria's state news agency says one of its reporters has been assassinated at his home in a suburb of the capital.

SANA reported Sunday that Ali Abbas was killed Saturday night at his residence in the Jdaidet Artouz area.

The report blamed an "armed terrorist group", which is the regime's catch-all term for its opponents. No further details were released.

There have been several attacks on pro-regime media over the course of Syria's 17-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad.

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