Syrians built crematorium at Sednaya prison complex: US


Sednaya prison complexThe United States has evidence the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has built a crematorium at a large military prison outside the capital Damascus, a State Department official said on Monday.

Stuart Jones, the acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, said U.S. officials believe the crematorium would be used to dispose of bodies at a prison, where they believe Assad’s government authorized the mass hangings of thousands of inmates during Syria’s 6-year-old civil war.

“Credible sources have believed that many of the bodies have been disposed in mass graves,” Jones told reporters at a briefing.

“We now believe that the Syrian regime has installed a crematorium in the Sednaya prison complex which could dispose of detainees’ remains with little evidence,” he said.

The United States believes the crematorium would be used to cover up mass murders at the prison and will present the evidence to the international community, Jones said.

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

Jones also was not optimistic about a deal to set up “de-escalation zones” inside Syria in an attempt to reduce violence and save lives. The deal was brokered by Russia with support from Iran and Turkey during ceasefire talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana last week.

“In light of the failures of the past ceasefire agreements, we have reason to be skeptical,” Jones said. “The (Assad) regime must stop all attacks on civilian and opposition forces. And Russia must bear responsibility to ensure regime compliance.




18 responses to “Syrians built crematorium at Sednaya prison complex: US”

  1. Arzna Avatar

    Many of the missing Lebanese civilians that were kidnapped by the Syrians during the occupation were sent to this notorious jail .

      1. Danny Farah Avatar
        Danny Farah

        And if it wasn’t for the Syrian and Iranians these savages would not have existed. Do you remember when these extremists attacked the LAF. Nassrallah didn’t want the LAF to hunt them down while Assad was harboring them. As a matter of facts he refused to hand over their leader back to the LAF. it seems your memory or ignorance and utter stupidity always gets the best of you.

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          US Revives Discredited Syria “Slaughterhouse” Story!
          Stupid Danial.

  2. Rudy1947 Avatar

    Didn’t the Russians use mobile crematoriums in the Ukraine.

    1. Niemals Avatar

      As it is already known, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied media speculation that Russia has allegedly brought in “mobile crematoriums” to Ukraine to hide the bodies of the dead soldiers. Moscow has repeatedly stated that there are no and can be no Russian troops in Ukraine…..

      1. Rudy1947 Avatar

        Of course he did. But cremation is unacceptable under Sharia law, but is acceptable when one does not wish to dig mass graves that may be found.

  3. Niemals Avatar

    “Please what is this? I don’t believe it.” Somebody makes a fool of Hind.

    Trump admits leaking highly classified intelligence to Russia’s FM, that explains why the Russian senator think he rip apart US claims of ‘Syrian mass executions’ as ploy to torpedo peace talks….

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      US Revives Discredited Syria “Slaughterhouse” Story

      1. Flint Avatar

        Then again it could me, or Methuselah or Solomon, or etc. It could be an alien. Aluminum foil must be half your budget.

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Or blue flue, stranger 😉

          1. Flint Avatar


    2. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad’s all these Zionist’s Green and Red lines plotters.

      Israeli minister: ‘The time has come’ to kill Bashar Assad Yoav Galant says revelation the Syrian president is executing prisoners and burning their bodies ‘crosses a red line’

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