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With risks multiplying, reporters stay out of Syria

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Journalists in Syria have been killed by snipers, accused of spying, and kidnapped by gunmen, and with the threats growing, many say the conflict is now too dangerous to cover. 

AFP reporter Sammy Ketz, takes cover from sniper fire in the ancient Syrian Christian town of Maalula, on September 18, 2013

The risks have increased the challenge of reporting from the country, which was already difficult because of violence, regime visa restrictions and propaganda on both sides.

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