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Hamza Haj Hassan, Mohamad Mantash, Halim Allaw

14 April 2014

According to media reports, reporter Hamza Haj Hassan, cameraman Mohamad Mantash and technician Halim Allaw, who worked for Hezbollah’s al-Manar television station, were shot while covering fighting between government forces and insurgents.

Al-Manar aired footage of a bullet riddled car in which it said the crew was travelling when they were attacked. Two other members of the crew were also wounded in the attack, but are said to be in a stable condition.