Death of journalist Véronique Robert (24 June 2017)

We were extremely saddened to learn of the death of journalist Véronique Robert, wounded by a mine blast on June 19 near Mosul, while reporting for France 2. Véronique Robert had just been transferred to Paris for treatment.

We extend our condolences to her family, especially her children, as well as to the teams of France Télévisions and #5bis Productions, for which she worked. We pay tribute to the courage she showed in covering the battle for Mosul.

At this difficult time, our thoughts are with her family and friends as well as with those of journalists Bakhtiyar Haddad and Stephan Villeneuve, who died as a result of the same tragedy.

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