After their abject defeat on the hands of the Syrian army and the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah in the central strategic city of al-Qussair near the Lebanese border, the radical Sunni rebels on Wednesday stormed a Shiite village in eastern Syria, killing 60 villagers and burning out their homes, Xinhua reports.
Radical Sunni Muslim rebels stormed the Hatla Shiite village in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour, said the pro-rebel Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Atrocities committed in the Shiite town were carried out on a sectarian basis, the Observatory said.
The insurgency in Syria largely consists of Sunni fighters who oppose President Bashar al-Assad’s administration that belongs to the Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shiite Islam. Assad, in turn, is supported by the Shiite-governed Iran and by the Shiite terrorist group Hizbollah.Jewish Press News Briefs
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