Mohamed al-Mesalma

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who was also known as Mohamed al-Hourani, was shot by a sniper while reporting
on fighting in the village of Basri al-Hariri in the city of Daraa, Al-Jazeera reported

Al-Mesalma had been based in Daraa for about a year, where he reported for
Al-Jazeera on the ongoing military clashes between the Syrian army and
opposition forces, the reports said.

opposition group AEN Network, and local media affiliated with the Syrian
opposition, posted a
video of the attack, which showed al-Mesalma running across a street with
members of an Al-Jazeera crew, and then being shot. The journalist was holding
his Al-Jazeera TV microphone at the time of his death.