Syrian activists condemned on Friday the actions of the Al-Nusra Front in the Idlib town of Saraqeb.
The group prevented foreign journalists from entering the town and forced the local female residents to wear veils.
Saraqeb residents organized massive protests on Friday against the Islamist group, condemning their Thursday raid of the town’s Cultural Forum venue.
An activist from the Sham News Network (SNN) covering news in Saraqeb said that the Al-Nusra Front did not coordinate its raid with other rebel groups.
“The Al-Nusra Front is the only group that [planned] for what happed, unlike most of the rebel groups that denied any knowledge of the [incident],” Ahmad Qaddour told NOW.
“We filed a complaint against the Al-Nusra Front with the court [affiliated with the rebel groups], and we are awaiting the result. We will not remain silent about this act.” Qaddour added.
Meanwhile, another activist held the rebel groups’ joint security committee responsible for the Al-Nusra Front raid, “since it is the executive board of the rebel groups’ court.”
“Holding one party responsible for what happened is a big mistake, and does not do justice to the truth,” Manhal Bareesh told NOW.