Mohammed Sayyed Hassan died on Aug. 1, 2016 from injuries he sustained one week earlier in an airstrike on the town of Atareb, in northern Syria. Hassan was the founder of the Al-Nabaa Media Center and reported for several local news outlets, including the online portal All4Syria. Local media reported that Hassan was severely injured while covering airstrikes carried out by Russian forces and evacuated to Turkey prior to his death. Russia’s defence ministry denied having carried out the airstrike.