Saraqeb residents took to the streets on Friday (January 25th) to protest the recent actions of Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN) in areas under its control in Syria, Lebanon's NOW News reported.
JAN, a jihadist group active in Syria with ties to al-Qaeda, expelled foreign correspondents from a cultural centre in Saraqeb, Idlib and forbade unveiled women from entering areas under their control, the news website reported.
Ahmad Kaddour, a spokesman for Sham News Network, said Saraqeb residents submitted a complaint against the group to the court system run by the Syrian opposition.
"We are now waiting for the result and will not keep silent about these actions," he said.
Meanwhile, the Saraqeb branch of the opposition-affiliated Local Co-ordination Committees issued a statement saying it holds the leaders of the Revolutionary Brigade Front of Saraqeb and its countryside "responsible for the protection and security of citizens, displaced people and Arab and foreign journalists to ensure individual freedoms for all".
"We await the results of the [court] investigation to swiftly hold accountable all those involved in this dirty deed," the statement said.