Official source denies as 'categorically baseless' news reported by Al-Jazeera channel on assassination of a number of political and security officials
DAMASCUS- An official source on Sunday denied as completely groundless the news reported by al-Jazeera Channel on the assassination of a number of political and security officials, asserting that they are performing their duties.
Assistant Vice-President General Hasan Turkmani said in a statement "The news reported by al-Jazeera is completely baseless and reflects full media bankruptcy".
Gen. Turkmani added ''My colleagues and I are safe and sound and serving our duties assuredly. These false news go unheeded by the Syrian people because they already know that they are blatant lies.''
For his part, Minister of Interior Lieutenant General Mohammad al-Shaar said "the news reported by al-Jazeera is groundless", asserting "We are used to hearing such news led by the lies and allegation campaign."
''I am speaking from my office at the Interior Ministry…All my colleagues are performing their duties. It is regrettable that we became accustomed to such laughable news by bankrupt channels since the onset of the crisis in Syria that encourage shedding more Syrian blood,'' Minister al-Shaar added.
''It is time they stopped belittling the perception of people, especially the Syrian people, who have become hatful of listening to such channels…It is time they stopped paying immense sums of money to mislead and bank on the feelings of people.''
''I wished that the funders of al-Jazeera would pay if only around 500 dollars monthly for the people in Jerusalem under Israeli occupation to remain steadfast in their land…Haven't they heard of the plan of the Israeli occupation authorities to displace the people of Jerusalem?''
Al-Shaar called upon these channels to stop harming people, adding ''We are accustomed to seeing them pleased with the bloodshed in Syria when they broadcast images of scattered human remains as a result of terrorist car bombs…They are pleased to see the Syrians killed by these terrorist acts.''
Minister of Defense General Dawood Rajha said that the news broadcast by al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya on the assassination of political and security officials are lies and reflect the bankruptcy and failure of the armed groups and those who are supporting them with funds, weapons and media.