Syrian newspapers under Islamists’ attacks for showing solidarity with Charlie Hebdo


ARA News

Damascus, Syria – Media sources in the city of Aleppo, northern Syria, reported Monday that the so-called “Information Division” (of Islamist opposition gunmen) seized a number of newspapers and magazines in the areas held by the armed opposition fighters and Islamist battalions in the city.

The rebels-linked Division of Information and fighters from the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham confiscated a number of newspapers and magazines in Aleppo and started burning them.

“These newspapers and magazines were confiscated before distribution in Aleppo under the pretext that they support the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which has earlier published cartoon of prophet Muhammad,” a media activist in Aleppo told ARA News under the condition of anonymity. 

A number of printed papers and magazines, including Souriyatuna, Inab Baladi, and Sada al-Sham, were burned and banned under penalty of accountability.

The “violations” committed by the Syrian opposition, Islamic battalions and al-Nusra Front forces is increasing day by day, according to monitoring centers and human rights organizations inside Syria.

Noteworthy, al-Nusra Front has stormed Saturday the Revolutionary Media Center in Kafranbl and the headquarters of Radio Farsh and the Masaya Women’s Center, according to opposition-linked media activist Hadi al-Abdullah.


Reporting by: Mohammed Darwish

Source: ARA News

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