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Friday, October 13, 2017, 12:28
Iran's state TV crew attacked by IS in Syria, no casualties reported
By Xinhua
Friday, October 13, 2017, 12:28 By Xinhua

In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy to Iraq, in Raqqa, Syria. The IS militants in the Syrian city of Al-Mayadeen attacked a car carrying a crew of Iran's state TV on Oct 12, 2017. (MILITANT WEBSITE VIA AP)

TEHRAN -- A car carrying the crew of Iran's state TV was attacked by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian city of Al-Mayadeen on Thursday evening, state IRIB TV reported. 

None of the crew members were injured despite the damage to the car caused by IS snipers, said the report. 

Al-Mayadeen is one of the IS remaining strongholds southeast of Syria's Deir al-Zour. 

Recently, the Syrian army and its allies have made advances in the area and besieged IS in the city of Al-Mayadeen, 45 km southeast of Deir al-Zour.  

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