PARIS: A French television station says that one of its reporters was forced to flee Syria following death threats he received on Twitter.
France 24 says Chady Chlela, a reporter with its Arab-language channel, who was reporting from restive Aleppo alongside rebel forces, had to return after spending only 48 hours in the country.
Chlela's photo was also circulated, alongside accusations he supported the regime of President Bashar Assad.
France 24 dismissed the allegation as unfounded.
Media rights group Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday called them "an inexplicable attack on freedom of information in Syria that could have repercussions on all foreign journalists."