Syrian gunmen attacked the headquarters of Al Ikhbariya, pro-regime TV channel, in Damascus on Wednesday, killing seven employees including three journalists who were reportedly executed. The attackers also ransacked the building and stole equipment before detonating explosives.
Syria's state news agency called the attack the worst massacre against journalism and the freedom of media and blamed armed terrorists for the assault. Throughout the 16-month long uprising in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad has blamed terrorists for the deaths of civilians and regime soldiers alike.
This massacre won't go unpunished and the broadcast of the Syrian al-Ikhbaryia Satellite Channel will not stop and we hold the E.U., Arab and International organizations responsible for this massacre, Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi stated on Wednesday.
Those who committed this crime had carried out the decision of the Arab League Council to silence the voice of Syria, he added, referring to the Arab League's repeated actions to end the violence in Syria.