BEIRUT: The opposition’s provisional government has blamed “suspicious groups” with ties to the Syrian regime for circulating schoolbooks containing politically objectionable material.
The government’s Education Ministry responded Wednesday to the controversy over the appearance in coalition-distributed textbooks of a saying by the late Hafez Assad, praising “martyrs” who have fallen in defense of the country.
The ministry said that while there were no problems with a print run that it supervised, another group, printed mainly by NGOs working under time constraints, contained errors, both intentional and unintentional, adding that “suspicious groups” with links to the regime were responsible for inserting problematic information into the text.
The latter set of books, the ministry said, bore the phrase “Approved by the Syrian National Coalition.”
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