DAMASCUS- Syria`s Information Ministry accused Sunday western intelligences of being planning in cooperation with some Arab parties to hijack the frequencies of Syrian satellite channels for some time to broadcast false news on alleged coup d'etat or certain military defections or the fall of certain cities.
"An Information Ministry source warned that Western intelligence are planning, in cooperation with some Arab parties, to hijack the frequencies of Syrian satellite channels," state news agency SANA reported.
It said the aim would be "to broadcast false news on an alleged coup d'etat or... military defections or the fall of certain cities," in the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
The ministry said it was part of "a plot against Syria."
False news, the ministry added, "might be broadcast by Syrian presenters and journalists who work for Arab and Western channels, or who might have been abducted" and forced to broadcast such reports.
Syria TV, al-Dunia TV, Sham FM also sent the same alarm along all their outlets on Sunday too.
Earlier on Sunday, an official information source refuted as baseless the news broadcast by some satellite channels on aerial bombardment of some areas in Damascus.
The source stressed normal life in Damascus, adding that the authorities, in cooperation with locals, are chasing vanquished terrorists in certain streets.
On Friday, Syria`s Information Ministry urged Syrian nationals to be cautious and avoid misleading fake media outlets who allege being Syrian official TVs.
Syria`s Information Ministry announced Friday that there is a satellite channel using the logo of the Syrian Satellite Channel and broadcasting nationalistic songs in preparation for springing a media ambush which has been uncovered before.
This channel may appear on the same frequency as the genuine channel if it is cut off at any time, Information Ministry added.
The Information Ministry also affirmed that the continuation of the genuine Syrian channels is linked to the presence of its well-known programs and presenters, and that the aforementioned channel and any similar channel is not related to the Syrian national media and constitutes blatant media piracy.
Syrian regime blamed “armed terrorist groups which have been funded by abroad” for the 17-month protests in country and which have claimed 17000 casualties according to activists monitor groups.