Exclusive: Sayyida Zeinab Shrine after attack

Sun Jul 21, 2013 13:27:32

Syrian army has launched a special operation around the holy shrine of Sayyida Zeinab in south of capital Damascus after it was attacked by foreign-backed insurgents.

According to al-Alam reporter on Sunday, Syrian army soldiers launched an operation in which they restored security to the shrine and its surrounding area and cleared all neighborhoods from terrorists.

On Friday, several mortar shells fired by foreign-backed terrorist groups hit the holy shrine, killing custodian of the facility.
Offended people spotted attackers’ hideout which was in Hujaire at suburbs of Damascus and along with the army invaded the terrorist group.

Western-backed insurgents have stepped up their attacks on religious sites around Syria, which many believe is part of a plot sponsored by western and regional supporters of the militants to fire flames of sectarian war in Syria to pull it in an even deeper crisis.

In a widely condemned attack, anti-government insurgents attacked grave of one of Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) dignified companions, Hujr Ibn Adi Al-Kindi, in Adra, pulling out the body and taking it to an unknown location.

Al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorists also destroyed the historic mausoleum of Prophet Abraham (PBUH) with bulldozers in the eastern town of Ayn al-Arous in the province of Raqqa.

Attacks on mosques in different cities have also left hundreds of people dead, most of them while offering daily prayers.
“Attackers in all these crimes claim that they are Muslims while not only they insult Islamic holy sites and figures, but act in ways that are strongly rejected by Islamic laws,” our reporter said.

The Syria crisis started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following intervention of western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government boosts its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent about warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.


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