20-11-2019 12:40 AM Jerusalem Timing

Armed Group Attacks Syrian Al-Ikhbaria, Kills Three Journalists, Workers

Armed Group Attacks Syrian Al-Ikhbaria, Kills Three Journalists, Workers

The Syrian al-Ikhbaria Satellite Channel was targeted on Wednesday, as armed group attacked the television headquarters, killing three of its journalists and workers.

The Syrian al-Ikhbaria Satellite Channel was targeted on Wedikhbariya_attacknesday, as armed group attacked the television headquarters, killing three of its journalists and workers.

“Three journalists and workers in the Syrian al-Ikhbaria Satellite Channel were martyred Wednesday morning in a brutal terrorist attack by an armed terrorist group targeting the headquarters of al-Ikhbaria,” State news agency SANA reported.

The agency said that the group planted explosive devices in the headquarters of the channel, after they destroyed its studios, including the newsroom studio which was entirely destroyed.

“The terrorists planted explosive devices in the headquarters of al-Ikhbaria following their ransacking and destroying of the Satellite Channel studios, including the newsroom studio which was entirely destroyed,” SANA added.

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For his part, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said the armed terrorist groups perpetrated the worst massacre against journalism and the freedom of media.

The Minister held those “who instigate against Syria and escalate terrorism against its people fully responsible for this massacre.”
"This massacre won't go unpunished and the broadcast of the Syrian al-Ikhbaryia Satellite will not stop and we hold the EU and Arab and International organizations responsible for this massacre," SANA quoted Zoubi as saying.

"Those who committed this crime had carried out the decision of the Arab League Council to silence the voice of Syria," the minister added.

Al-Manar TV General Director Abdullah Kassir phone called the Syrian Information Minister and denounced the attack on Al-Ikhbaria Channel.