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Sat - 06 Jun 2020 - 01:03 AM ،،،

 The reporter of the Arabic-language television news network RT, Salah al-Aqel received on Friday, a direct threat of physical liquidation from an anonymous number for his media coverage of events in the South.

Al-Aqel told the press that after the assassination of the photojournalist, Nabil Al-Qaiti in Aden last Tuesday morning by unknown gunmen, he received anonymous text messages threatening him with death.

RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan said in a statement that "Russia takes these threats seriously." She also thanked the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Russian Ambassador for their efforts to evacuate al-Aqel and his family.