French journalist dies after landmine blast in ISIS-besieged Mosul


A journalist who was injured in an explosion while covering Islamic State atrocities in Mosul has succumbed to her wounds, her employers, France Televisions, report. The same landmine blast killed two of her colleagues.

“It’s with great sadness, we announce… the death of journalist Veronique Robert who succumbed to her wounds after an explosion in Mosul, Iraq,” public national television broadcaster France Televisions‏ said in a statement on Saturday. Robert, 54, was a Swiss-born reporter, working for French media.

Earlier in June, the journalist and her colleagues were accompanying Iraqi special forces in Mosul, where Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has set numerous booby traps.

The journalists were working for #5 Bis Productions company filming the program Envoye Special for France 2 TV channel.

French journalist Stephan Villeneuve and Iraqi Kurdish reporter Bakhtiyar Addad were killed in the incident. Their colleague, independent journalist Samuel Forey, received light injuries.

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Source: RT.