Syrian official: Turkey responsible for Adra massacre

Syrian official: Turkey responsible for Adra massacre
Tue Dec 17, 2013 18:10:04

A Syrian information official has blamed the US and its regional allies, especially Turkey, for massacre of people in Adra where militants conducted mass execution of civilians.

Head of Syria’s Information Ministry’s center for studies and research, Maladh Maqdad, told Al Alam on Tuesday that Turkey is responsible for killing of Syrian people in Adra at the hands of militants who entered Syria’s soil by support of Turkey and received weapons through Turkish borders.

Al-Nusra Front militants, al-Qaeda’s main branch in Syria war, attacked Adra in the Rif Dimashq governorate last week and started executing civilians, some of them family by family.

It is not clear hown many people have been killed in the town since access has been limited but some media reports indicate more than 80 people have been killed while the number is feared to be much higher.

Terrified survivors of the attack have been describing horrible atrocities carried out by the extremist in Adra.

Since the start of the war in Syria, the United States has shown that it is the leader of a coalition which is fighting against Syria, by managing its allies in the region, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey and by the diplomatic and media coverage it has been giving in support of the war, Maqdad said.

“It was the united states that established the ‘free Syrian army’ and provided logistic and military support for it, and prevented the rebels to cooperate with (Syrian President) Bashar al-Assad when he proposed them to put down their arms and get amnesty and sit for talks,” he added.

The Syrian official said, Turkish government is acting under US supervision and is trying to overthrow the Syrian government and destroy Syria through sending arms for the militants with the help of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

He further noted that Ankara is facing criticism for its policies toward the crisis in Syria from parliament and people.

A new UN report said Turkey transferred more than 47 tons of arsenals to Syria militants.

The war in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the 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.

According to the United Nations, more than 120,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the turmoil that has gripped Syria for over two years.


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