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The Russian Defense Ministry says three Russian journalists have been injured while traveling to frontline positions in Syria.

According to the ministry, the three journalists were on the way to the village of Al-Dagmashliya in the government-controlled province of Latakia when a missile landed near their car.

The ministry said the journalists were slightly injured and taken to a hospital at the Russian military base.

Russia has carried out air strikes in Syria in defense of President Bashar al-Assad since September 30.

Journalists from Russian state-owned media outlets have been embedded with the Syrian government forces throughout the conflict that began in 2011 and has claimed more than 250,000 lives.

Based on reporting by Interfax and AP