Pro-Assad hackers take over BBC Weather on Twitter (VIDEO)

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Electronic Army (SEA) reportedly took over BBC Weather's Twitter handle on Thursday, resulting in a series of bizarre tweets.

Forget British weather; for several hours @BBCWeather focused on fake earthquakes in Qatar, camels barreling through Saudi Arabia and, of course, how great Assad is.

For example, "Long Live #Syria Al-Assad #SEA" appeared on the prestigious media organization's Twitter feed, according to Business Insider.

Here's one of the latest "weather" updates: 

[View the story "Syrian hackers active on @BBCWeather" on Storify]

And here's the video from the SEA hacker addressed to the radical hacker collective Anonymous, courtesy of Business Insider