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News number: 9203181782

14:23 | 2013-06-12

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Al-Nusra Terrorists Massacre Syrian People in Deir Ezzor

TEHRAN (FNA)- Militants affiliated to the notorious al-Nusra Front killed innocent people in the Hatlah neighborhood in Deir Ezzor province in Eastern Syria on Wednesday.



The al-Nusra Front angry at the Syrian army's recent successes in al-Qusseir region massacred tens of the Syrian people and mutilated their bodies.

According to Syria's Human Rights Watch, the terrorists killed 60 Shiite Muslims in the region and created horror among the people residing in Hatlah district.

They also set fire on mosques and killed three daughters of a Shiite leader in the region after raping them publicly.

At least 1,500 militants of the al-Nusra Front were killed during the government forces' recent operation for retaking al-Qusseir.

Latest reports indicate that the Syrian army has also pushed foreign-backed militants out of the central villages of Salhiyeh and Masoudiyeh, just North of al-Qusseir.

The al-Nusra Front has been behind many of the deadly bombings targeting both civilians and government institutions across Syria since the outbreak of violence in March 2011.

On May 10, Syria's Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said the al-Nusra Front has claimed responsibility for carrying out at least 600 acts of terror in the past year. Jaafari also slammed the group for attacking hospitals and schools, desecrating holy places, assassinating religious figures, and abducting UN personnel in Syria.

The West has been widely criticized for its double standard when it comes to dealing with terrorist groups.

Over two years of foreign-sponsored militancy in Syria has taken its toll on the lives of many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel.