Mourners carry the coffin of Al-Manar journalist Hamzah Hajj Hasan during his funeral procession in Shaath, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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Dressed in black and carrying Hezbollah flags, hundreds took part Tuesday in the funeral procession of an Al-Manar journalist who was killed in Syria.Hajj Hasan, 26, was among three Al-Manar staff who were covering the Syrian army's takeover of the Christian town of Maaloula in Syria's Qalamoun region when their vehicle came under heavy fire Monday.The death of the journalists received wide condemnation from President Michel Sleiman and the March 14 camp, which opposes Hezbollah's involvement in the Syrian conflict.Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon also denounced the shooting, saying that such a crime was unjustified, and called for keeping journalists neutral toward any party involved in the fighting in Syria.
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