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    Graffiti immortalizing RT stringer Khaled Alkhateb, killed by Daesh, has appeared in the Syrian city of Salamiyah where he was born.

    On July 30, Alkhateb was killed by Daesh rocket fire near the town of al-Sukhna in Homs province. A cameraman was wounded.

    Alkhateb's mother said he “loved life and helped the residents of the area [where he lived], helped orphans — the children of those killed in the area of Salamiya… His dreams were wiser than his age…He had big dreams and he loved his motherland.”

    RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said RT would establish an annual international award for reporters to honor the memory of Alkhateb.

    According to Alkhateb's social media accounts, he was born in 1992 and began working for RT Arabic in June this year. He worked at the Arabic website of the Sputnik news agency for two years, then switched to the Syrian state television channel Al-Ekhbariya before taking the job with RT.

    Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a civil war, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition and terrorist groups, including al-Nusra Front and Daesh, banned in a range of countries, including Russia.


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