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Italian photographer hurt in Syria

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Italian photographer hurt in Syria
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(ANSA) - Rome, February 11 - An Italian photographer has been
hurt in a battle at Syria's last ISIS bastion, sources said
Monday.
Milan-born Gabriele Micalizzi, 34, was injured in the battle
between hundreds of ISIS militiamen and advancing pro-US forces
at Dayr az Zor, sources said.
Micalizzi has been taken to a local hospital in serious
condition, the sources aid.
He is not in a life-threatening condition, and will be flown
back to Italy as soon as possible, the Kurdish Syrian Rojava
information center said.
"He will be shortly repatriated to Italy on board a medical
plane of the (US-led) coalition" that is fighting ISIS, Kurdish
forces said.
The sources said he had been hurt in a non-serious way by the
shrapnel from a rocket".
Kurdish Syrian forces are leading the offensive on the east
bank of the Euphrates.
Micalzzi is well-known internationally for his war reportage.
An art school graduate, he initially covered local news in
Milan and went on to focus on the Middle East and other crisis
areas, according to his online bio.
His photos have been published in the New York Times, New
Yorker, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal and, in Italy, by Corriere
della Sera, La Repubblica, L'Espresso and Internazionale.
He is the founder of the Cesura Lab photographic collective
together with Luca Santese and Andrea Rocchelli, who was killed
during the war in Ukraine in 2014.

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