120 Children Slaughtered in Syria’s Tal Abyad
SYRIA IN CONTEXT, 12 Aug 2013
Terrorists affiliated to the al-Nusra Front massacred 120 children and 330 men and women in Syria’s Northern district of Tal Abyad, media reports said on Monday [5 Aug 2013].
According to al-Alam, terrorists attacked villages in Tal Abyad, near al-Hasakah governorate, killing civilians including women and children.
The Kurdish dominated region of Tal Abyad located in North of Al-Raqqa governorate, was already volatile after terrorist groups from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and al-Nusra Front attacked the region weeks ago to take it under control.
Deadly clashes have been going on in the region as Kurds gathered volunteer fighters and started to stand against terrorists.
Kurds have come under attack in Aleppo as well, where earlier this week terrorists launched an assault on Tal Aran and Tal Hasel, killing and abducting many people and forcing others to leave.
Videos posted online by the militant groups showed hundreds of women and children in Tal Aran, lying dead on the ground after their homes and plant fields were bombed.
Residents said the brutal attack on their homes reminded them of the Kurdish genocide, called al-Anfal Campaign, committed by slain Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the late 1980s.
Mass killings at the hands of terrorists have been increasing in Syria during the past month.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that the Syrian army has no option but to continue its operations against rebels while political means have been stalled due to changing stances by the Syrian western-backed opposition.
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.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted 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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