Monday, June 11, 2012

Channel 4 journalist Alex Thomson says: " Syria rebels led me into death trap "

Channel 4 journalist Alex Thomson Photo: CHANNEL 4
11:22AM BST 09 Jun 2012
(The Telegraph)

Alex Thomson, chief correspondent for Channel 4 News said the incident happened on Monday in the Syrian town of Qusair, about half an hour's drive from the battered city of Homs.
Thomson said he, his driver, a translator, and two other journalists were trying to return to government lines when their rebel escort led them down what he described as a dead-end in the middle of a "free-fire zone".
"Suddenly four men in a black car beckon us to follow. We move out behind," he recalls.
"We are led another route. Led in fact, straight into a free-fire zone. Told by the Free Syrian Army to follow a road that was blocked off in the middle of no-man's-land.
"At that point there was the crack of a bullet and one of the slower three-point turns I've experienced. We screamed off into the nearest side-street for cover.
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