Crematorium for refugees in Syria: Fruit of sick imagination

Pauline Gross
May 19, 2017

The consecutive USA administrations have been keen to make up lies to justify their aggressive policies toward Syria and other countries, said the ministry, calling the prison crematorium accusations as a "new Hollywood narrative that is totally detached from reality". "Although the regime's many atrocities are well documented, we believe that the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of the mass murders taking place in Saydnaya", he continued.

Jones said the atrocities at the prison "have been carried out seemingly with unconditional support from Russian Federation and Iran".

The State Department said Monday that it believes about 50 detainees are being hanged each day at the Saydnaya military prison, a 45-minute drive north of Damascus. When asked whether the Sednaya deaths could trigger action, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said U.S. President Donald Trump would never "telegraph the actions he takes".

The photographs provided to the reporters showed snow melting over the prison roof along with a newly built structure, said to be the crematorium.

A Syrian foreign ministry statement published by state news agency SANA said the USA administration had come out with "a new Hollywood story detached from reality".

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Defector Ahmad al-Hammadi added that had the worldwide community punished Syrian authorities for such killings they carried out from the start of the uprising in 2011, "we wouldn't have reached this point".

Meslet, in Geneva for the United Nations -mediated talks, told Saudi-owned TV station al-Hadath that the government was known to move prisoners around from site to site for interrogations and, in some instances, executions.

Sednaya Prison was once referred to as a "human slaughterhouse" by Amnesty International, and ABC News reported the organization called the photos a "chilling reminder of the horrors" of the regime.

Syrian activists, meanwhile, said government forces were escalating attacks on opposition-held areas protected under a recently brokered cease-fire.

And outside Damascus, the Syrian Civil Defense search and rescue group said three surface-to-surface rockets struck the Hamouriya area, killing six people and wounding dozens of others, including women and children.

Other reports by GizPress

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