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The US-based Arabic language TV station Al-Hurra said on Monday, August 20, 2012, it had lost contact with two of its employees working in Syria. Palestinian correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his Turkish cameraman Cuneyt Unal entered Syria early Monday, according to Deirdre Kline, the director of communications for Middle East Broadcasting Networks, which operates Al-Hurra.
"We have seen the YouTube video in which the Free Syrian Army states that Al-Hurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cuneyt Unal were captured and detained in Aleppo, Syria," Kline said in a statement sent to the AFP news agency. "We have not been able to get in touch with Mr. Fahmi and Mr. Unal since they entered Syria on Monday morning. We are currently working to gather more information about their status," she said.