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Colleagues mourn TV cameraman shot dead on Lebanon-Syria border

Unidentified mourners grieve as the coffin of cameraman Ali Shaaban passes in front of the Al-Jadeed TV building ahead of his funeral in Beirut, Lebanon, on April 10, 2012. Shabaan was killed on Monday and two others were wounded when they came under fire from Syrian army soldiers while they were filming along the Lebanese-Syrian border.
Unidentified mourners grieve as the coffin of cameraman Ali Shaaban passes in front of the Al-Jadeed TV building ahead of his funeral in Beirut, Lebanon, on April 10, 2012. Shabaan was killed on Monday and two others were wounded when they came under fire from Syrian army soldiers while they were filming along the Lebanese-Syrian border.Nabil Mounzer / EPA

Colleagues carry the coffin of Ali Shaaban outside his TV station's studios in Beirut on April 10, 2012 ahead of his funeral in his hometown Mayfadun, in southern Lebanon.
Colleagues carry the coffin of Ali Shaaban outside his TV station's studios in Beirut on April 10, 2012 ahead of his funeral in his hometown Mayfadun, in southern Lebanon.Anwar Amro / AFP - Getty Images

A handout image grab made available by Al-Jadeed TV on April 10, 2012 shows the bullet-riddled car of the station's crew in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli after it came under fire by the Syrian army while the team was reporting on the Lebanese-Syrian border.
A handout image grab made available by Al-Jadeed TV on April 10, 2012 shows the bullet-riddled car of the station's crew in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli after it came under fire by the Syrian army while the team was reporting on the Lebanese-Syrian border.Al-Jadeed TV via AFP - Getty Images

Reuters reports — Syrian soldiers shot dead a cameraman working for Lebanon's Al-Jadeed television channel on Monday near the border between the two countries, the television channel said.

It said cameraman Ali Shaaban was on the Lebanese side of the frontier, in the northern Lebanese region of Wadi Khaled, when soldiers opened fire on a car carrying the Al-Jadeed crew.

Shaaban's colleague Hussein Khreiss said the shooting occurred even though the crew had explained to the soldiers what they were doing. "We told our Syrian brothers ... that we are not military ... but they opened fire heavily on the car," the channel's website quoted him as saying. Read more.

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