Franco-Swiss journalist dies in Paris after being injured in Mosul blast


The Franco-Swiss journalist Veronique Robert has died in hospital in Paris after being wounded in an explosion in Mosul earlier this week. She was caught up in a mine explosion in the Iraqi city that killed the Iraqi journalist Bakhtiyar Haddad and the French journalist Stephane Villeneuve. Samuel Foley, who works for Le Figaro, suffered injuries to his face and arm. Robert, 54, underwent surgery in Iraq before being transferred on Friday to Percy hospital in south-west Paris. She was an experienced conflict reporter and one of four people accompanying Iraqi special forces trying to retake Mosul from Islamic State. Robert and Villeneuve were working on a report for the French weekly television programme Envoyé Spécial.(guardian)…[+]