Syria denies US allegations of mass killings

2017-05-16 15:38
Syrian government forces fire artillery during a battle against the Islamic State in Maskana in the eastern part of the Aleppo province. (George Ourfalian, AFP)

Syrian government forces fire artillery during a battle against the Islamic State in Maskana in the eastern part of the Aleppo province. (George Ourfalian, AFP)

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Beirut - Syria's government says it "categorically" denies US accusations of mass killings at a prison, including executions of political opponents, and burning the victims in a crematorium to hide the evidence.

The Foreign Ministry in Damascus described the US State Department accusations as "a new Hollywood plot" and "lies" that are being used to justify US "aggression and intervention".

Western monitors and watchdog groups said they have accumulated evidence of mass killings in Syrian government prisons. However, there hasn't been any substantiated allegation so far of the use of a crematorium.

The State Department said earlier it believed about 50 detainees were being hanged each day at the Saydnaya military prison, which is located about a 45 minutes' drive north of the capital, Damascus. 



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