Terrorists Kill 19 Civilians of Alawite Village

Terrorists Kill 19 Civilians of Alawite Village
Fri May 13, 2016 12:32:31

Foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists have shot dead 19 civilians from the Alawite minority in their own homes after seizing their village in central Syria, a monitor says.

Other villagers were kidnapped following the assault in which eight volunteer militiamen were killed trying to defend al-Zara in Hama province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday.

"During the attack, they entered houses and opened fire on families, killing at least 19 civilians, including six women," observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP, referring to the terrorists.

State news agency SANA condemned the "massacre" of villagers in Hama, which has a significant Alawite minority.

"Terrorist groups infiltrated al-Zara and carried out a massacre as well as destruction and pillage," it reported.

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said Takfiri militants abducted a number of children and women after massacring many others.

"The international community should support Syria in its battles against terrorism and help prevent the flow of arms and money to the Takfiri militants from their foreign sponsors, particularly Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey," Halqi said. 

According to a police official, the attackers rampaged through the town, destroying houses and looting property; Press TV reported.


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