Photojournalist killed

ISTANBUL: A Syrian photojournalist working for Turkey’s state-run Anatolia news agency in Syria has been  killed in a car bomb attack, the media outlet said on Friday. Saleh Mahmoud Laila was killed along with at least 19 others in the attack on Thursday on a market in the town of Hraytan in Aleppo province suspected to have been carried out by Islamic State jihadists, Anatolia said. It said Laila, 27, had already survived an air strike last July carried out by forces of President Bashar al-Assad that left him with multiple burns and required hospitalisation in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a message that he had learnt of Laila’s death “with sadness” and passed his condolences to the photographer’s family and the news agency itself.