Contrasting figures released by the Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera channels on the death toll in Syria reveal how the two Arab media outlets fabricate news reports on the developments in Syria on the basis of obscure sources.
The March casualties announced by Saudi-owned Al Arabiya and Qatari-owned Al Jazeera revealed that the two Arab networks are concocting news reports against the Syrian government on a daily basis.
The most astonishing discrepancy took place in case of the deaths reported on March 12, when Al Arabiya put the toll at 144, while Al Jazeera reported 120 deaths.
In another case, Al Arabiya reported a death toll of 66 on March 14, while Al Jazeera’s figure of the fatalities on the same day was 50.
On March 26, Al Arabiya put the number at 60, and Al Jazeera reported a count of 76.
The difference between the figures announced by the two news broadcasters raises questions on the authenticity of their reports.
Suspicion shrouding the credibility of the reports grows further when one considers the fact that neither of the Arab media sources has a correspondent inside Syria.
The pro-Western media have also remained silent on the number of Shia citizens as well as security and police personnel killed in clashes with armed terrorists in Syria.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March of last year, with many people, including security forces, killed in the turmoil.
While the West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing the protesters, Damascus blames ''outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups'' for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.
In interviews with Israeli news outlets over the past few months, the Syrian armed rebels have clearly expressed their vision for the future of Syria and their interest in establishing ties with the Tel Aviv regime, which has occupied and annexed Syria's Golan Heights since 1967.