Syrian government denies U.S. accusation of crematorium at prison

A satellite view of part of the Sednaya prison complex near Damascus, Syria is seen in a still image from a video briefing provided by the U.S. State Department on May 15, 2017. Department of State/Handout via REUTERS
A satellite view of part of the Sednaya prison complex near Damascus, Syria is seen in a still image from a video briefing provided by the U.S. State Department on May 15, 2017. Department of State/Handout via REUTERS

The Syrian government on Tuesday denied U.S. accusations that a crematorium had been built at one of its prisons that could be used to dispose of detainees’ remains.

A foreign ministry statement published by state news agency SANA said the U.S. administration had come out with “a new Hollywood story detached from reality” by alleging the crematorium had been built at Sednaya military prison near Damascus.

Stuart Jones, acting U.S. assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, said on Monday that U.S. officials believe the crematorium could be used to dispose of bodies at a prison where they believe Assad’s government authorized the hanging of thousands of inmates during Syria’s six-year-old civil war.

A satellite view of Sednaya prison complex near Damascus, Syria is seen in a still image from a video briefing provided by the U.S. State Department on May 15, 2017. Department of State/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS
A satellite view of Sednaya prison complex near Damascus, Syria is seen in a still image from a video briefing provided by the U.S. State Department on May 15, 2017. Department of State/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS

Amnesty International reported in February that an average of 20 to 50 people were hanged each week at the Sednaya military prison. Between 5,000 and 13,000 people were executed at Sednaya in the four years since a popular uprising descended into war, it said.

The government also denied that accusation.

Amnesty said the executions took place between 2011 and 2015, but were probably still being carried out and amounted to war crimes.

In a briefing on Monday, Jones showed aerial images of what he said was the crematorium at the Sednaya site.

REUTERS

  • Hind Abyad

    ‘US State Department admits there might be no ‘Assad Crematorium’ in Saydnaya prison’
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-state-department-admits-might-no-assad-crematorium-saydnaya-prison/?utm_
    See Zionist Mr Jones lying face..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb8AO-o_CJQ

    • vs

      check hidden zionist under your bed, fool

      • Hind Abyad

        Read Orabia, not US State Department..

        • Danny Farah

          Is that a Hezbollah Newslink?

          • Hind Abyad

            It’s a joke, vs Orab Phoenician language.
            He doesn’t read or believe US State Department.

          • Hind Abyad

            Can’t you see It’s the white House… Daniel?;-)))?

    • Danny Farah

      Yes they confessed Assad is an Angel and he would never hurt anyone. you are so sick.. why don’t ask your pussycat to let go of thousands of Lebanese who rotted/killed in his jails. oh yah according to your sources there are none. Assad only kills arabs cause him and his father always catered to the Israeli states.

      • Omega

        MekensehParty,

        The arrests, disappearances of over a thousand Lebanese by the Syrian government is undeniable but also non sequitur in this case.

        Few years ago, the Western Mainstream Media (via its presstitute-agency, Amnesty International) pushed a lie: the Syrian government killed over 10,000 of its people in one of their prison and then mass dumped all the bodies. Satellite images showed a different story: individually buried bodies (next to each other) and close to a military base. Last time I checked, war results in an increase of casualty (over 100,000 Syrian soldiers so far in this case).

        The West revived the lie and added some Shoah spices to it. The US State Department’s basis is apparently melted snow (very convincing):

        https://twitter.com/AliTahmizian/status/864451255913132032

        • Hind Abyad

          Daniel prefers Al Jazeera ISIS supporters

          • Danny Farah

            I don’t want Jazeera Trash..Only MTV and LDC..unlike you read al safir and akhbar hal nawar mitlek and omega..

          • Hind Abyad

            ‘Only MTV and LDC? For the market.. Haha, and Yalibnan for MSM news for your agenda.
            I don’t read ALJ Trash since 2011.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1MkK0ieB7M

        • Danny Farah

          For decades western gov’t including the US gov’t and the Arab gov’t all ignored what was happening to Lebanon. For years your brethren Hezbollah protected what the Syrian regime doing in Lebanon and what they did to the palestinians. you people only complain when Israel does it and rightfully so.. but you never complained about Assad what he did then and what he has been doing now. He help created Daesh and AL Qaeda with the Help of Iran. Saudi’s let them have their way and i am sure many give them money so they get off their backs. but when it comes to harboring them there no secrets Iran and Syrian did it and trained them and sent them not to kill western allies in Iraq but also kill Shiites to weaken the Iraqi Pro AMerican gov’t. stop your whining and understand the history before you complain about anybody else and put the blame on your bretheren. THe Americans Left Iraq only went back to save the gov’t from Daesh and Al Qaeda and if it was not for the AMerican and western allies Iraq would be under Daesh now..

          • Omega

            You already told me this non-sensical bs – phrase by phrase – under your other username (MekenseParty). Regurgitating under a different alias isn’t going to make it any more true.

            Syria trained Jihadists and then sent them to Iraq to kill Shias and weaken the US-backed Shia government? I laughed then and I am laughing now. Whatever you’re smoking in your mom’s basement – it’s potent. Your Marvel-saving-the-world-like stories were funny. Now, you’re plain, bloody, stupid.

            I told you (Mekenseh) many times that the West turned a blind eye on Syria’s totalitarian presence in Lebanon. Something you brushed off and ignore but now repeat.

            I’ve called out Syria’s crimes in Lebanon more than enough. I don’t need, nor do I want to, see Syria and its population decimated as a pay back. That’s the difference you, dimwit, don’t understand.

      • Hind Abyad
        • Omega

          A case of: le mal est fait.

          Flood the world with propaganda (lies, conjectures, disinformation) and then whisper that it may not be true to begin with. Dimwits love it.

          • Hind Abyad

            Bas ma tehke ma’ cook, dakhilak

          • Rudy1947

            The two of you are nothing more than dirty sponges, soaking up the lies, conjectures and disinformation. Dimwits your are.

          • Omega

            Funny to see you reply.

        • Danny Farah

          How many Israelis Assad troops killed = 0.. how many Syrians, lebanese and palestnians over 400 thousands.. what is Crematorium to him anyway.. so what if he had it or not. he is still a killer and only Arab killer and a coward when it comes to Israel.

      • Hind Abyad

        Rather..MSM Reuters ‘diplomatic’ notice is a confession. you are so sick.. why don’t you ask your lapdog MekePoodlleParty .
        http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-diplomat-idUSKCN18C1W1

  • Hind Abyad

    Wahhabi Israeli cousins kezabeen..

    • vs

      shizophazia

  • Omega

    Few years ago, the Syrian government mass-buried its victims. Now, it burns them.

    Push a lie. When it doesn’t work. Twist it some more until it becomes established.

  • vs

    Russia destroyed 98 percent of chemical weapons https://lenta.ru/news/2017/05/18/chemical/