An Explosion Near Vehicle Carrying an NBC News Crew in Syria Leaves the Driver Dead

By A.J. Katz 

An explosive device reportedly went off next to a vehicle carrying an NBC News crew outside the city of Baghouz in Eastern Syria earlier today, leaving the production crew’s driver dead.

“Earlier today, a device exploded in the vicinity of a group from NBC News in Syria,” NBC News president Noah Oppenheim said in a statement. “We are thankful that NBC employees escaped unharmed, however one of the local drivers working with them was tragically killed. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones. We are still gathering information from today’s events, and are in touch with the driver’s family to support them however we can.”

More to come …