JNN 25 Jan 2013 Damascus : The Syrian Army has managed to drive foreign-backed militants out of different locations in Syria , these foreign Terrorist are engaged in destroying and Looting Religious sites.
The militants were repelled in the northern city of Aleppo and a suburb of Damascus on Wednesday.
The Syrian forces managed to destroy several militant bases in Aleppo and carried out operations against a number of militants’ hideouts around the capital.
Earlier in the day, the Syrian Foreign Ministry called on the United Nations to condemn the terrorist attacks across the country, blaming the foreign-sponsored militants for the violence in the Arab country.
And several international human rights organizations have accused the foreign-sponsored militants of committing war crimes.
Human Rights Watch says the militant groups in Syria have destroyed ‘religious sites’ in the northern part of the country.
The rights organization said on Wednesday that the militants appeared to have attacked religious locations following a four-day investigation in the provinces of Latakia and Idlib.
A Shia place of worship was destroyed by the militants in Idlib, while two Christian churches were looted in Latakia, the rights body stated.
Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed since chaos broke out in Syria nearly two years ago.
According to a UN report, militants from nearly 30 countries have been filtered into Syria to fight against the government. Most of the militants are extremist Wahabi .
Human Rights Watch further stated that Syria’s opposition has failed to control the armed militants who are engaged in “looting and other criminal activities, like kidnappings.”
Sarah Leah Whitson, the Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, said, “Syria will lose its rich cultural and religious diversity if armed groups do not respect places of worship.”
“Human Rights Watch researchers observed what appeared to be deliberate damage to the local Husseiniya, (Imambargah ) a Shia place of worship,” caused by the militants after they entered the village of Zarzour in December.
On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov took a swipe at the Syrian opposition for its insistence on the removal of President Bashar al-Assad from power.
“As long as this irreconcilable position remains in place, nothing good can happen. Armed actions will continue and people will die,” Lavrov stated.
Sameer Hawash, a senior member of Syria’s al-Shaab party, says that Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal’s recent call for the United Nations Security Council to take action on Syria is a sign of great despair in the Arab monarchy.
In an interview with the Al-Alam network’s correspondent in Damascus on Wednesday, Hawash said, “Riyadh’s call on the UN shows Riyadh’s ever-increasing frustration with the current state of affairs in Syria.
“Faisal knows better than anyone else that his latest request for the UN General Assembly to circumvent the Security Council and authorize military action against the Syrian government will certainly meet with strong opposition, especially by Russia and China.
“He has in fact conceded that taking military action against Syria is inconceivable.
“Faisal’s remarks also gave a message to the rebels in Syria that the government’s increasing control over the situation on the ground makes the possibility of taking military action even more difficult (to realize).”
On Tuesday, Faisal said that if the Security Council failed to take action, the UN General Assembly should authorize military action against the Syrian government.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants fighting the Syrian government are foreign nationals.
Permanent UN Security Council members Russia and China have so far resisted calls by Western governments and their regional allies to isolate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.