was picked up by Breitbart and by Breitbart’s news team.
Breitbart News editor and publisher Milo Yiannopoulos tweeted on March 18, “The New York Post has retracted the story it published on Syria migrant deaths.
I will continue to push for justice and accountability in the Syrian crisis.
https://t.co/vwQQ8GJ8w6″ The article said that the Syrian journalist, who had reported from the border town of Daraa, had been killed in an airstrike by Israel’s army on March 10.
The airstrike killed the journalist, a woman named Fatima Al-Jubeir, and wounded three others.
Breitbart published a follow-up article on March 14, stating that Al-Majeed had been “killed in an Israeli airstrike” and that she was a “suspected spy.”
The article also said that Al Majeed was killed while attempting to flee the village of Al-Bab, which was under Israeli control.
Breitbart’s original article also stated that Al Majeed had a previous criminal record, though it did not elaborate on that detail.
Breitbart said that it was publishing a followup article by March 20.
On March 19, the Times said in a statement that it would be “working to clear up the confusion surrounding the identity of Al Mankeed, who has been a journalist since 2013.”
Breitbart said on Twitter that it had “resolved the issue of the identity, attribution and context of the original story.”
“We are working to clarify the confusion,” the Times statement read.
“Our news team will continue its work to bring clarity to this tragic incident.”