BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – A well-known jihadist propagandist posted a bounty on his Telegram channel this past weekend, calling for the killing of two Russian field journalists who have extensively covered the Syrian war from the front-lines.

Tahir Al-‘Umar of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) posted on his Telegram channel that he would give any militant $25,000 (USD) to kill Russian journalists Evgeny Poddubnyy or Oleg Blokhin.

Al-‘Umar offered $50,000 (USD) if either Russian journalist is killed by a sniper and $100,000 if they kidnap the journalists or a Russian soldier.

This bounty comes two weeks after Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their Turkish-backed allies lost several areas across the Idlib and Aleppo governorates.

Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has long been accused of targeting journalists, whether it is kidnapping or killing them.

The jihadist group, who relies on social media to spread their propaganda, are targeting these particular Russian journalists because they have often posted from the front-lines to disprove the militant claims.

 

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Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2020-03-16 02:36

Valientes periodistas que informan directamente en el frente de batalla, pero al otro lado tenemos a los medios mercenarios occidentales que apoyan a los terroristas llamándoles que son “rebeldes”.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-16 13:01
Reply to  Nestor Arapa

Western media don’t even speak about Syria, they simply don’t care! There was a little coverages when al-Jazeera teams were staging White Helmets’ propaganda because Qatar is shareholder in several big news sources, e.g. AFP, which, since Qatar bought shares has strangely turned pro Fakestinian squatters too, showing Hamas human shields as heroes and posing Pallywood fake-news as truth the same way White Helmets were promoted. Hezbollah media wing which is in charg of Houthi communication is doing exactly the same biases, posing Houthis as super-heroes while they oppress and starve populations, they’re shown as winners while they lost the… Read more »

Hayton
Hayton
2020-03-16 07:49

“The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret” (Wise words from the Ankh-Morpork Times)

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-16 12:45
Reply to  Hayton

There’s no truth coming from religious fanatics : just like astrology, religions are based on postulates nobody can prove being true, so are all the lies, thus, no matter the cult, zealots can’t be free, and so are exploited and enslaved, just like junkies addicted to heroin.

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2020-03-17 06:39

Death to “JODI” Joulini.