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Maya Nasser (30 July 1979 – 26 September 2012)[2] was a Syrian journalist and reporter who worked for Press TV, an Iranian English-language broadcasting service. Nasser reported from Syria during the Syrian Civil War. His reports from Aleppo are the most notable. Nasser also reported from the United States, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Bahrain.[1]

Maya Nasser
Native name
مايا ناصر
Born(1979-07-30)30 July 1979[1]
Died26 September 2012(2012-09-26) (aged 33)
Damascus, Syria
Cause of deathSniper shot
Alma materKaplan University[1]
EmployerPress TV
Known forReports from Aleppo and rest of Syria during the Syrian Civil War

On 26 September 2012, Nasser was covering the large explosions at the Syrian army's headquarters in Umayyad Square when he was killed by a rebel sniper. Nasser was shot through the neck and was killed. Hussein Murtada, Press TV's Damascus bureau chief and head of the Arabic-language al-Alam TV network, was wounded in a leg. Nasser is the 46th journalist killed during the Syrian Civil War.

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  1. ^ a b c "Iranian TV Reporter Killed on Air by Rebel Sniper in Damascus". Al-Manar. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Press TV correspondent killed in Syrian capital". Press TV. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.