Damascus: Syrian rebels have publicly threatened to target Iranian media staff in the crisis-hit country over their coverage of ongoing clashes in the restive northwestern city of Aleppo, media reported on Friday.
According to reports, the rebel leaders on Thursday made death threats against the director of Arabic-language Al-Alam news network in Syria, Hossein Mortada, and gave similar warnings to Maya Naser, who is the local correspondent of English-language Press TV news network in Aleppo.
The death threats come as Syrian rebels are angry at the channels’ coverage of the events in Syria.
Meanwhile, Syrian security forces are preparing to launch a massive operation to clear the northwestern city of Aleppo of insurgents.
Three reinforcement teams are being sent to Aleppo in order to eliminate the rebels and restore security to the restive Syrian city.