Japanese journalist killed covering Syria fighting
TOKYO (AP) -- The government says a Japanese journalist has been killed covering fighting in Syria.
Masaru Sato, a spokesman with the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, says Mika Yamamoto was killed in Syria while reporting on the civil war there. Yamamoto was a journalist with Japan Press, an independent TV news service.
Sato said Tuesday that Yamamoto's body has been transferred to Turkey, where Japanese consular officials were providing assistance.
He said Yamamoto was with a colleague from Japan Press when she was killed.
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