This TV grab shows from left, Al-Manar cameraman Mohammad Mantash, reporter Hamzah Hajj Hasan and technician Halim Allaw, who were killed in Maaloula. (The Daily Star/Al-Manar TV)
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Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV station said three of its staff were killed Monday after the television crew came under attack in the Syrian town of Maaloula.Al-Manar identified the men as reporter Hamzah Hajj Hassan, 29, technician Halim Allaw and cameraman Mohammad Mantash. The shooting came hours after Hezbollah-backed Syrian forces recaptured at least three border towns, including Maaloula, in Qalamoun, a mountainous region bordering Lebanon.Al-Manar television has provided extensive coverage of the battles in the area in recent months, even accompanying and interviewing Syrian soldiers as the country's army launched an offensive to root out rebel groups.
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