Militants open fire at Aleppo hotel where Russian TV crew stays

The mortar shelling lasted for around half an hour

A hotel in Syria’s Aleppo, where foreign journalists stay, including the crew of Russia’s Channel One, has come under mortar fire, the TV channel reported on Oct. 6.

"The crew of the Channel One together with other reporters came under fire carried out by terrorists in Syria. The militants opened fire at the hotel in Aleppo where foreign correspondents live, including journalists of the Channel One and also the offices of international organizations such as the UN are located," the statement on its website said.

The mortar shelling lasted for around half an hour. "In total, the militants fired six shells at the hotel and neighboring residential houses. One of the shells hit the roof of the hotel," it said.

Source: TASS

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