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Raymond Saint-Pierre, Radio-Canada Correspondent, Slightly Injured In Syria Bombardment

03/01/2016 10:05 EST | Updated 03/02/2017 05:12 EST
Radio-Canada correspondent Raymond Saint-Pierre was slightly injured in Syria Tuesday morning when the group he was travelling with came under bombardment near the Turkish border, the CBC's French-language broadcaster reports.

In an interview with Radio-Canada, Saint-Pierre said he suffered injuries to his knee and elbow as he took cover to escape shells exploding nearby.

The bombardment came from an unknown source, he said.

"Syrian soldiers were explaining the proximity of Turkish troops when suddenly, as we were preparing to leave, we were targeted by a bombardment," Saint-Pierre told Radio-Canada. 

"There were at least eight to 10 explosions all around us," he said.

"We hid behind some armoured cars. Everyone was running and I lightly injured my knee and elbow."

Saint-Pierre was en route to the Syrian village of Latakia with a group of 30 to 40 other journalists under the escort of Russian troops when the attack occurred.

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