The death of an Al Jazeera correspondent in Syria, Ali al-Shami, is a “serious blow” to the network’s coverage, Al Jazeera said in a statement.
The report said that Al Jazeera has lost nearly 2,500 staff in Syria since the start of the conflict.
It added that al-Sharqiya has been the focus of a number of investigations by the United Nations, the US State Department, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
It said that the network has also lost an “incredible amount of goodwill” among many viewers due to the conflict in Syria.
Al Jazeera said that it will continue to monitor developments in Syria in order to ensure the safety of our staff and viewers.