Alwaght- Foreign-backed terrorists in Syria recently committed atrocities against civilians, the majority of them children, women and elderly, in al-Zara village, south of Hama.
Dozens were killed and many more wounded during this bloody terrorism similar to a systemized genocide perpetrated against civilians by the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front, Ahrar al-Sham and other terrorist organizations.
A number of the locals of al-Zara town in the southern countryside of Hama who survived the massacre committed by terrorist groups against the locals of the town last Thursday said members of those terrorist groups attacked the town and killed children and women in homes and roads.
Speaking to SANA, mayor of the village Ahmad al-Qasem said that the armed terrorist groups infiltrated into the town at dawn while its people were sleeping, raided homes and killed children, women and elderly in a brutal manner, adding that terrorists killed his mother and his aunt, kidnapped his uncle and killed his sons.
He pointed out that the terrorists were using PKC machine guns, laser sniper rifles and RPG shells which they fired at houses before they broke into them and killed families.
A survivor added that around ten families are lost, indicating that the terrorists killed some of the abducted persons on the spot, while another survivor said that the terrorist groups had flattened houses in the town.
Other survivors confirmed that they contacted members of the Syrian Arab Army to rescue the injured and to evacuate them to safe areas.
On Thursday, terrorists of al-Nusra Front and other armed affiliated to it infiltrated into al-Zara town and committed a massacre against its locals and abducted a number of children and women, destroyed and stole the locals’ properties and houses.
The massacre comes as something of an embarrassment to the United States, Britain and France after they rejected Russia’s long-standing proposal to designate the Ahrar al-Sham group, along with another terrorists movement, Jaish al-Islam, as terrorist organizations, for their radical ideology and co-operation with Al-Qaeda inspired terrorist movements.
If Russia’s initiative had been approved by the UN Security Council, the two groups would have become legitimate targets for Syrian, Russian and Western airstrikes, and would lose their place on the High Negotiation Committee, the Saudi-backed body that represents part of the fractured Syrian opposition during international peace talks.