Press TV Lebanese correspondent killed


Press TV Lebanese correspondent killed in suspicious car crash in Turkey

Press TV’s correspondent in Turkey, Serena Shim, was killed on Sunday in a suspicious car accident near the Turkey-Syria border.

Shim was killed while on a working mission in Turkey aimed at covering the ongoing war in the strategic Syrian town of Kobani.

Sources stated that Shim’s car collided with a heavy vehicle, adding that the identity and whereabouts of the truck driver remain unknown. The American citizen of Lebanese origin covered reports for Press TV in Lebanon, Iraq, and Ukraine. She is also a mother of two.

On Friday, she told Press TV that the Turkish intelligence agency had accused her of spying probably due to some of the stories she has covered about Turkey’s stance on the Islamic State terrorists in Kobani and its surroundings, adding that she feared being arrested.

She also stated that she was among the few journalists obtaining stories of militants infiltrating into Syria through the Turkish border.

She also noted that she had received images from militants crossing the Turkish border into Syria in World Food Organization and other NGOs’ trucks.

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the IS militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages.

Turkey has been accused of backing IS militants in Syria.

Source : LBCI reported by Maytham Kassir