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Gunmen kill seven at Syrian pro-regime TV channel

  • Gunmen have attacked a Syrian pro-government TV channel, leaving seven people dead.

    Journalists and security guards were killed in the attack on al-Ikhbariya TV, some 14 miles south of the capital Damascus.

    Al-Ikhbariya al-Suriya (The Syrian News Channel) is not part of the state-run Radio and Television Corporation

    It was set up as a separate, government-funded entity in 2010 by Syria's information ministry

    Since March 2011 it has been accused of serving as a propaganda mouthpiece for the Syrian government.