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Syrian rebels tried to get reporter killed in anti-Assad propaganda bid – report

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Syrian rebels tried to get reporter killed in anti-Assad propaganda bid – report


Journalist Alex Thomson reports that Syrian rebels set him and his crew up to be killed by Syrian troops in a bid to show Damascus in a negative light.

­Thomson, a chief correspondent for Channel 4 news, says he and his group were deliberately given incorrect directions by a group of Syrian rebels. As a result, their car entered a free-fire zone, where the road ahead was blocked off, and started receiving shots presumably fired by the Syrian army, who thought the vehicle belonged to rebels.

Suddenly four men in a black car beckon us to follow,” he wrote on the channel’s website. “We move out behind. We are led another route. Led in fact, straight into a free-fire zone. Told by the Free Syrian Army to follow a road that was blocked off in the middle of no-man’s land.".... MORE
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URL: http://www.rt.com/news/syria-journalist-rebel-trap-436/

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