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Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Mass Grave with Thousands of Civilians in Syria
Whenever America, its allies and proxies show up, mass slaughter and destruction follow – Syria ravaged like its other imperial victims, the horrendous human toll in the region and beyond in the millions.
On Monday, Britain’s Daily Express reported on a mass grave discovered in Suluk near Turkey’s border. After Kurdish YPG forces retook it from ISIS, they found the remains of “thousands of men, women and children (believed tortured, murdered) then discarded in a deep ravine.”
After seizing the area in February, ISIS began mass killing for weeks before Kurdish fighters were able to stop them.
According to YPG commander Mohamed Jirkis, “(j)ust after we arrived to liberate the area, we met with Kurds and Arabs, and asked them about Daesh’s crimes.”
“We discovered thousands of bodies of innocent victims in the ravine.” One area resident described what he saw, saying:
“They would bring those still alive to the precipice, blindfold them and shoot above their heads to scare them. People would then start running and fall over the edge. They’d bring the bodies of others, covered in blankets, and throw them off.”
“The proof is in these bones and the blood that’s there. Nobody knows how deep the gorge is” or precise body count in it.
Other mass graves were discovered earlier, including in liberated Palmyra with dozens of slaughtered men, women and children.
America created ISIS and other regional terrorist groups. As long as it maintains support, conflict resolution remains pure fantasy.
On Tuesday, foreign ministers from 20 US/Russia co-chaired International Syria Support Group (ISSG) member states along with UN representatives meet later in Vienna.
Sergey Lavrov said “contours of a possible Russia/US document” were discussed in advance, including ways of “block(ing) channels of supplies to terrorists,” especially through Turkey.
Efforts so far achieved little. Expect Tuesday’s ISSG meeting to advance nothing toward peace. Washington’s rage for endless war and dominance undermine peaceful conflict resolution.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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