Espanol / English

Middle East Near You

150,000 Alawites killed in 6-year Syria war

DARAA, SYRIA - FEBRUARY 27: A man inspects debris of a building after aircraft belonging to Assad Regime forces carried out airstrikes in Daraa, Syria on February 27, 2017. ( Muhammed Yusuf - Anadolu Agency )

A prominent Syrian opponent revealed that nearly 150,000 Alawites have been killed in Syria during efforts to maintain President Bashar Al-Assad in power, well informed Russian sources revealed.

In a statement released to Italy’s AKI news agency on Monday, the sources said: “According to Russian sources, the number of victims of young Alawites in the war launched by the regime six years ago has reached nearly 150,000, meaning the elimination of a whole generation of this community that is supposed to be of a productive age.”

“This explains why he [Al-Assad] has increased the age of conscription and began recruiting female Alawites.”

Categories
Middle EastNewsSyria