Al-Manar Crew in Maaloula What Really Happened

How Militants Opened Fire on Al-Manar Crew in Maaloula

 

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Following the martyrdom of al-Manar crew members in The Syrian town of Maaloula last Monday, investigation was opened to reveal the details of the attack by terrorists who did not manage to flee the town. Al-Akhbar daily revealed on Friday the details of the investigation into the incident. Following the recapture of al-Sarkha town, units of Syrian army advanced in Maaloula in two directions, the first in the north, in which the heights of Maaloula, as-Safir hotel and the western neighborhoods were controlled. The second direction was the east, in which all the eastern neighborhoods were liberated. In this area, the Syrian army raided houses and weapons left by the terrorists were seized. At that time, the full control over Maaloula was announced as the town was considered safe area and journalists were permitted to enter the town. In a short time, the Syrian TV reporter and al-Manar correspondent, Jaafar Mhanna, arrived in Maaloula, and at 2:10 p.m. the reporters delivered live messages near as-Safir hotel. Al-M.anar crew then had arrived from Lebanon. Martyr Mohammad Mantash, accompanied al-Manar crew to Maaloula, in his capacity as a member of Hezbollah’s Battlefield Media.

It was decided that al-Manar crew would deliver its next live message in square close to St. Takla monastery. Mantash and al-Manar crew headed to that area in three cars: the first was driven by martyr Mantash, the second was the SNG, while the third was driven by the martyr reporter, Hamza al-Hajj Hasan. As the cars were in the area close to the square which is close to the monastery, there was nothing wrong, and the Syrian army soldiers were moving normally. However, as they turned to the left heading to the monastery at 3:30 p.m. three militants opened heavy and direct fire on the convoy.
The militants were seen by the Syrian soldiers who were centered in an area that overlooks the place of the ambush near as-Safir hotel, Al-Akhbar noted. Other journalists, including al-Alam correspondent Hussein Mortada, also saw the militants who opened fire at al-Manar crew. As a result of the shooting, Mantash was martyred at once, and then the technician Halim Allaw. Hajj Hasan was injured, but he tried to drive back and then go out of the car. When he failed to do so, he went of the car and then hit by a bullet that killed him.

 

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The shooting also killed four Syrian soldiers who were in the area. After that, another unit of the Syrian army attacked the militants and clashed with them for an hour. All militants were killed in this clash. Following that, it was discovered that the three militants were hiding in secret cavities and caves in the area when the town was recaptured by the Syrian army. Investigators estimate that the militants did not manage to flee with other terrorists. When al-Manar crew arrived near St. Takla monastery, the militants hided between the houses in the area as they opened fire on the cars of al-Manar crew. It is worth to note that no one knows that al-Manar crew was coming from Beirut, and that the live coverage decision from Maaloula was taken at that moment, the daily reported.

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Such a sad event to lose the crew as well as 4 SAA soldiers.

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“When we talk to our fellow men and they tell us about their troubles, we will listen to them carefully if we have love for them. We will have compassion for their suffering and pain, for we are God’s creatures; we are a manifestation of the love of God.” Thaddeus of Vitovnica

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@mentat you have proven your dysfunctional mindset and lack of any critical thinking several times before. So don’t try to come here and sound like you know what you’re talking about. Engaging with you in any rational discussion is futile. You would do the world a favor if you just euthanize yourself.

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Yo Fadi … great write up bro !! Interesting to get the details of what happened. Thanks for it and keep on truckin bro. Love and peace Amir. PS Clearly Mentat has an issue about the Syrian government and so he supports the rats. Whatever gripes he might have he seems to think the Takfiri alternative is better. For an opponent of the government he should be rejoicing at the alleged “incompetence” of the SAA … not sniping at their alleged failings. How can anyone with half a brain cheer for the “revolution” (ie agitprop) is beyond my ability to… Read more »

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19 April 2014, 12:51 Four killed, nine wounded in suicide attack in Syria’s Salamiyah – media Four civilians became victims of a terrorist attack in the city of Salamiyah in the West of Syria; nine people were injured, SANA Agency reports Saturday citing the local police. According to the police, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device planted in a car. Investigation is being conducted. According to the United Nations’ data, since March, 2011, the ongoing military conflict in Syria has claimed the lives of more than 130 thousand people. The government forces are confronted by units of militants belonging… Read more »

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Blast target aid convoy in Syria’s Hama, killing 4

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-04/19/c_133275430.htm

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No respect for any life whether young, old, male or female. May they rot in hell for all eternity and those murdered by these bastards find peace.

Here’s a video of their friends getting a dose of their own medicine.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=67e_1397895627

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This sad event seems to be the MO for the terrorists when the wider conflict is over, and we are close to it. As we well know there is no rebel in Syria, just a bunch of thugs traitors and foreign terrorists, once their failed atempt is over then it will be pure and simple terrorism, but the Syria population can do something about it and help the autorities to find and make justice before damages are done.

Interesting use of drone that took the pics, good that drones are widely used in this later phase of this conflict.

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U.S. “DEEPLY CONCERNED” about situation in Syria’s Homs (LMAO)

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-04/19/c_133274065.htm

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Warning over Syrian loot

UK exporters told they could be breaking law by handling looted artefacts

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Warning-over-Syrian-loot/32369

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SOORPREEZZ! SAA got some skilled spotters!

Part of channel(s): Syria (current event)

SAA got some skilled spotters!

Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=67e_1397895627#K6oGZqZJQeQvkl2v.99

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feel very upset to know four SAA also died.

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No, I don’t begrudge the SAA’s progress, although it is in general arthritically slow, painful to observe and punctuated by many reversals. Assad is still alive, which seems a miracle alright, but that is not normally taken as a crowning achievement in politics. Now that they have their hooks so deeply into this war, I just don’t see his assembled external enemies conceding to allow him a military victory, no matter how long the wrecking of the country continues. Once the chemical weapons are all gone, so is Assad’s strategic breathing space and a severe ‘refocusing’ on Syria by the… Read more »

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pres. assad in maaloula: