Anadolu Agency journalist killed by ISIS bombing in Syria

Anadolu Agency photojournalist Saleh Mahmoud Laila killed in suicide bombing carried out by ISIS in Syria

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Saleh Mahmoud Laila was 27 years old and had a pregnant wife.

27-year-old Anadolu Agency photojournalist Saleh Mahmoud Laila was killed in a suicide car bomb attack in Syria on Thursday.

The attack in the opposition-held town of Hraytan, north of Aleppo, was carried out by ISIS, local civil defense sources said.

At least 20 people were killed, and dozens injured, when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded at a marketplace, they added.

Laila, 27, had survived an air strike by regime forces last July in Aleppo’s Al Zahraa neighborhood, suffering multiple burns.

He was sent to Turkey for treatment and later returned to Aleppo to cover the conflict.

Laila’s photos documenting the Syrian Civil War have been published by major media outlets.

Syria is considered one of the deadliest countries for journalists, with at least 84 reporters killed since the conflict began in 2011, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.