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Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Syrian rebels attack pro-government TV station [photos]

Syrian rebels attacked a pro-government TV station near Damascus Wednesday morning, killing seven employees and bombing several buildings, the Associated Press reported..

Reuters reported that the station, Ikhbariya, “resumed broadcasting shortly after the attack, displaying bullet holes in its two-story concrete building and pools of blood on the floor. One building had been almost completely destroyed.”


In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA the damaged control room of Ikhbariya TV station is seen after it was attacked by gunmen in the town of Drousha, about 14 miles south of Damascus. (HOPD - AP)


Gunmen raided the headquarters of a pro-government Syrian TV station early Wednesday, demolishing the building and killing several employees, the state media reported. (HOPD - AP)

A damaged building of Ikhbariya TV is seen in this photo released by Syrian state news agency SANA. (HOPD - AP)

NPR reports that although rebels deny that they specifically target journalists, pro-government reporters have been the targets of previous rebel attacks throughout the Syrian uprising.

Also Wednesday morning, the United Nations reported that violence in Syria has gotten worse since a cease-fire deal was brokered in April, according to the AP. The Syrian news agency SANA reported on the attack and published several photos.

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