Basset has sent a message to the Return to Homs facebook page via Kahtan Hassoun, Basset's friend and a Return to Homs cameraman,
"Dear Brothers, may peace be upon you, the news that is being promoted online claiming that I was wounded are not true, I am not, and the photos being distributed of me injured are only old. I want to inform you that all fighters are resilient, their morale is very high, God's willing, and the Assadist regime did not succeed in taking any part of the be-sieged Homs. Kindly refrain from publishing or promoting any news that is not verified enough, about all that is happening in Homs.
Your loving brother, Abdulbasset Sarout."