Adra Massacre

Began December 13, 2013.  Adra, located 20 km north-west of Damascus.  Contrary to BBC which reports 10 civilians killed,  at least 80 unarmed civilians were brutally slaughtered by armed militants of Al-Nusra.   That number is expected to rise much higher after the Syrian Army has stepped in and is carrying out a large scale operation to drive out the terrorists.  The town of Adra has a total population on 20,000. 

The Syrian Army has surrounded Adra with at least 1,000 militants trapped inside.  Terrorist groups involved are Jabhat al-Nusra and Liwa al-Islam.  As fighting progresses several families of Adra have been kidnapped by terrorists to be used as human shields.     The military is storming every house and has already freed dozens of Muslim and Christian kidnapped families from the rebels, Lebanon's Al-Ahd News reported.   But many still remain held by the terrorists who are purposely killing civilians captured by them to frame the Syrian Army and Hezbollah, something they have done many times in the past. 

Al-Ahd News reports, "the military doesn't exclude the possibility that militants will break through the blockade in this direction, putting the nearby town of Dahiyat al-Asad in danger."

Reported by RT Arabic correspondent, Abu Taleb Al-Bohaya: 'Many kidnapped families  were moved to the area south of Adra in the direction of the town of Douma which has been the opposition's strategic backland since the start of the Syrian crisis.  The rebel presence remains strong in Adra with snipers entrenched in high-rise buildings.'

According to an eye-witness in Adra, "People thrown in bakery ovens."  
"They shoved people nto the baking ovens.  The worst crime they committed was that they toasted people in ovens used to bake bread when those people came to buy it.  They kidnapped and beat up many."

"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 Nusra Front militants.  The rebels committed atrocities so they could place blame on government forces," reported by another resident of Adra, Muhammad Al-Said.  "Adra citizens are waiting for Syrian troops to save us from the terrorists who came from other countries.  Those who could, fled to Damascus.  Some hid in the basements with infants, the elderly, women and sick people among them.  The situation was really terrible" the resident added.  

Geopolitical analyst, Patrick Henningsen, sees foreign encouragement of rebel forces as one the prime reasons behind the Adra tragedy.

"What it does indicate is that there is involvement by the Western intelligence agencies that have links to some of those radical 'jihadist groups,' " Henningsen told RT.  "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."

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