Syria: last footage filmed by killed Japanese journalist released
Colleagues of the Japanese journalist shot dead in a gunfight between Syrian forces and rebels in Aleppo have released footage filmed by Mika Yamamoto just hours before she died.
Ms Yamamoto, a 45-year-old award-winning journalist working for the Tokyo-based independent news agency, Japan Press, was fatally wounded while travelling with the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. She became the first Japanese national killed in the 17-month conflict.
Ms Yamamoto is shown reporting from the beseiged city with her husband and colleague Kazutaka Sato as they follow a patrol of rebel soldiers. In the final moments of the footage gunfire breaks out before the camera freezes on what is believed to be the last shot she filmed.
Speaking from a hotel room in Turkey, Mr Sato later described how Ms Yamamoto was gunned down by Syrian government troops and showed her bullet-scarred flak-jacket.
Video at the link.