TEHRAN (Source: FNA)- A defected Syrian rebel who worked as a reporter for armed terrorist groups to produce a fake image of the unrests in Syria revealed that the reports he sent from Lebanon were falsely broadcasted as reports from the conflicts in Homs city.
“They transferred me to Lebanon and then forced me to appear before the camera and speak about the current events in Homs and give some reports from there, while I was in Lebanon,” Sali Haza’ al-Qabani told FNA on Tuesday.
He said that before surrendering to the Syrian forces after President Bashar Assad issued amnesty for all opposition forces, his family was threatened by the terrorist groups and he was obliged to continue his fake reports about events in Syria.
Qabani also said that he himself has witnessed the massacre of Syrian protestors by the terrorist groups which was then allegedly blamed on the Syrian security forces. Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.