Lebanon’s state TV hacked by unknown Syrian group

The hackers readdressed the state TV’s website to a webpage containing a the group’s condemning of the raids in Arabic. (Screengrab)

Lebanon’s state-run television station Tele Liban was the victim of a hack on Tuesday by an unknown Syrian group called “The Syrian Revolution Electronic Army,” according to Lebanon’s Annahar newspaper.

The group condemned the Lebanese army for its alleged wrongful treatment of Syrian refugees during raids in Arsal last week, where the army arrested around 400 refugees.

The hackers readdressed the state TV’s website to a webpage containing a the group’s condemning of the raids in Arabic.

The border town of Arsal is notorious for being a pathway for extremists to flow in from Syria, it is also home to countless refugees.

“You know how to lay hands on refugees, women and disabled people; you killed 19 men in cold blood, detained 400 and ran over a girl with a tank, and executed a disabled person,” the statement read.

“Once we are done with President Bashar El Assad, we will come for you; Sunni or Shia, any sons of dogs who harm Syria or Syrians will be held accountable, with history as our witness,” the statement added.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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