The murder of innocent people continued in Syria as entire families were murdered last week. The atrocities happened about 12 miles northwest of Damascus and were committed by Jabhat al-Nusra and Liwa Al-Islam fighters.
RT reports entire families were wiped out by al-Nusra and Liwa Al-Islam fighters. Some of the methods by which the terrorists murdered them included the use of bakery ovens.
Military sources within the Syrian military said, "armed groups have performed an execution of civilians” in Adra. RT's Arabic correspondent Abutaleb Albohaya in Syria said,
for now it’s established that over 80 people were killed in the areas now taken over by the army. Often whole families were murdered.
Albohaya also stressed, "some families were kidnapped in order to be used as human shields in areas where the Syrian army is now trying to free the civilians." According to the report, artillery isn't being used against the terrorists to prevent civilian casualties.
As of this report, the military is in the process of clearing out the town by searching every house. Assad's forces are said to have already freed "dozens of Alawite, Druze, and Christian families from the rebels."
The terrorists have started moving those who will be used as human shields south toward Douma. This is a strategic area where heavily armed rebel fortifications are located.
The number of people murdered in Adra is expected to rise as government forces "recover the town." The stories of the atrocities committed by al-Nusra and Liwa Al-Islam are as violent and merciless as ever. One local resident Muhammad Al-Said told RT,
The situation was terrible - with killing, atrocities, and fear as the background. Unidentified armed men came into town, but it was obvious that they were Jabhat al-Nusra militants.
Al-Said then added an almost unbelievable statement,
The worst crime they committed was that they toasted people in ovens used to bake bread when those people came to buy it.
According to the eyewitness, Al-Said, "the rebels committed the atrocities so they could place blame on government forces." He also said that citizens of Adra are, "waiting for Syrian troops to save us from the terrorists, who came from other countries.”
It was reported that many fled to Damascus, while the elderly, mothers with infants and sick people hid in their basements trying to escape the terrorists. Tragedies like this one in Adra are being blamed, in part, to the "foreign encouragement of rebel forces," according to Patrick Henningsen a geopolitical analyst.
Henningsen told RT,
What it does indicate… is that there is involvement by the western intelligence agencies that have links to some of those radical jihadist groups.
He added, "and that has been proven throughout history and is also the case today. The first thing that needs to happen for any peace talks to succeed is that Western governments cannot be involved in any way, shape or form, either through proxies or through the intelligence agencies or third parties in arming, financing, giving aid of any kind to the Syrian opposition.”
The massacre in Adra was prompted by "orders from those in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other countries who support terrorism," according to the Syrian PM.
The SANA news agency reported on Monday, that the Syrian PM Dr. al-Halqi, praised the veterans of his country in a meeting with the head of the Veterans Guild. He solidified his belief that crime and terrorism will be uprooted, but it will take solidarity between the army and the people. He also affirmed that victory will be achieved and stressed "criminal acts will not dissuade Syrians from standing fast."
Dr. al-Halqi is committed to "bringing stability to his nation, restoring security to his people and bolstering Syria's national economy."
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