News | Syria
Pro-government television station Al-Ikhbariya crew, composed of Reporter Yarah Saleh, cameraman Abboud Tabarah and his assistant Hatem Abu Yehiah, and driver Housam Imad are unaccounted for since their disappearance on Friday, August 10, 2012, after a clash between the Syrian army and rebel forces in the suburbs of Damascus. The crew members were accompanying an army unit on an operation in al-Tal. During the evening, the station reported that it had lost contact with the crew, who were on their way back, and with the soldiers guarding them.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the journalists had been kidnapped by an unidentified rebel faction.