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The Last Footage Filmed by Mika Yamamoto

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.

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Mika Yamamoto, veteran war correspondent for the Japan Press, killed in Syria

A Japanese journalist has been killed in Syria while covering the civil war there, Japan’s government said Tuesday.Mika Yamamoto, a veteran war correspondent with the Japan Press, an independent TV news provider that specializes in conflict zone coverage, was killed in Syria while reporting, said Masaru Sato, a spokesman with the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo.Yamamoto was with a colleague from Tokyo-based Japan Press when she was killed, Sato said. It wasn’t clear when or where she died.Her body has been transferred to Turkey, where Japanese consular officials were providing assistance, Sato said.

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