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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Three crew members of Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV station were killed Monday after they came under fire in the Syrian town of Maaloula, as politicians offered condolences and praised those killed as "martyrs".Al-Manar identified the men as reporter Hamzah Hajj Hasan, 29, technician Halim Allaw and cameraman Mohammad Mantash. With a shaky voice, a teary-eyed anchorwoman announced the death of Hajj Hasan and Allaw, saying "takfiri terrorists" killed the men while they were covering the Syrian army takeover of Maaloula, a predominantly Christian town not far from the Lebanese border. Hamzah said that Hajj Hasan knew he was heading to dangerous places.Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun extended his condolences to Al-Manar.Syria's Information Minister Omran Zoabi said he congratulated Al-Manar for the three martyrs, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.
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