Abdullah Mohammad Ghannam, a correspondent for the Shahba Press Agency, died on July 14, 2016 after he was hit by shrapnel from an airstrike on Kafr Hamra, north of Aleppo. Ghannam, who was a co-founder of Shahba, was at the scene covering a previous airstrike on a hospital under the control of opposition forces that was allegedly carried out by Russian aircraft. He was taken to a hospital, but died from his injuries.