Japanese journalist, Mika Yamamoto
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Japanese journalist killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo

21 August 2012 Last updated at 16:05 BST

A Japanese journalist, Mika Yamamoto, has been killed in the conflict-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, Tokyo has confirmed.

Ms Yamamoto, 45, was a war correspondent with the Japan Press news agency.

She was with her husband, also a colleague, when she was killed.

Humphrey Hawksley reports.