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Syria: The Gruesome Adra Massacre – Interview from Damascus

In 2013, one year after a Western invasion and manufactured uprising took place in Syria, one of the most gruesome and sectarian-driven massacres took place in a town called Adra. A relatively small town with a population of 20,000 people located just 20 kilometers north of Damascus in Syria. Eyewitness reports stated that residents were “slaughtered like sheep”.


RT Arabic managed to speak to some of the eyewitnesses of the atrocities. Most of them had fled the town, leaving their relatives and friends behind, so they asked not to be identified in the report for security reasons.

An Adra resident said he escaped from the town “under a storm of bullets.” He later contacted his colleagues, who described how the executions of civilians were carried out by the militants.

They had lists of government employees on them,” the man told RT. “This means they had planned for it beforehand and knew who works in the governmental agencies. They went to the addresses they had on their list, forced the people out and subjected them to the so-called “Sharia trials.” I think that’s what they call it. They sentenced them to death by beheading.

A woman, hiding her face from the camera, told RT of the beheadings she had seen.

There was slaughter everywhere,” she said. “The eldest was only 20 years old; he was slaughtered. They were all children. I saw them with my own eyes. They killed fourteen people with a machete. I don’t know if these people were Alawites. I don’t know why they were slaughtered. They grabbed them by their heads and slaughtered them like sheep.”

Sarah Abed an independent journalist and political analyst conducted the interview below with a resident in Damascus who shared some more insight on this massacre. 

Interview with Yasmine from Damascus (answers were not amplified or modified to maintain their authenticity and reflect the views of the interviewee)

An Interview from Damascus about The Gruesome Adra Massacre of 2013:

Question: Some reports indicate that as many as 360,000 foreign mercenary terrorists were injected into Syria. Were most/many of the sectarian terrorists described foreigners?  If so, which foreign locations were identified?

Answer: Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Chechnya, Tunisia, Libya, Iraq, Palestine, Morocco, UK, Germany, Belgium, USA, Australia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Kazakhstan, Egypt, those I recall, I don’t know if I named all of them.

Question: What evidence is there that the sectarian terrorists are actually anti-Islamic? (Sex slaves, rapes, beheadings, slaughtering innocent people including those identified as being another religious sect)

Answer: This question is problematic, because some people consider this as the truth of Islam, because these practices are endorsed by Al Azhar in Egypt, and since they are endorsed, Al Azhar can’t consider them as nonIslamic. However, in Syria we live together, we never had any problems with Muslims, Islam of Syria seems to be different from all that we saw from Al-Mujahideen. So maybe you should take our word.

Question: How does the West foster the growth of Wahhabism?

Answer: The West breeds jihadists, the worst radical Muslims reside in the West (UK, Belgium, Germany), they are known to be supported from KSA and they have all the rights of a European citizen. All the wars of the West support the radical Islam or vice versa, or maybe it is a vicious circle, whenever there is a war by the west, to support Muslims, we know for sure it is radical Muslims (Yugoslavia) and in Afghanistan Taliban helped USA to defeat Russia, radical Muslims are the tool of the West to destroy the nations. Everybody knows the history of KSA how it was named Al Hijaz, and then in a dirty plan from UK and the Jews they gave it to the Al Saud family, after a genocide against the inhabitants of the area. And now ISIS, even the dumbest people know it was created by USA, we know that the innocent angel Obama when he claimed to suspend the Guantanamo prison, all the prisoners came to Syria, and became leaders of terrorist groups. Not to mention the support thrown to the terrorists by planes and always being referred to as a “MISTAKE”!

Question: Why does the West foster the growth of Wahhabism?

Answer: Religion is the opium to people, you can make it to create followers easily, so they use these puppets for their agendas, they shattered Iraq, Afghanistan, they gave Egypt away to the Muslim Brotherhood. The creation of the Muslim Brotherhood was in Egypt by someone called Hassan Al Banna. Al Banna means the man who builds. Does this ring a bell for you? A Mason, this Hassan Al Banna was Masonic, and he created this group. It has to be loyal to them, and of course, they have to serve its agenda.

Question: Why were victims targeted?

Answer: They targeted Alawites mostly, employees of the government sector, security agents, military, public defense groups, or if they are pro-government. Others were killed as well who were Christian, Shia, etc.

Question: What happened to targeted victims?

Answer: The family Muhalla, the man was armed, he killed his family to save them from the worst. Be-headings per building, they stand outside the building, they had informers from Adra itself, they gather the victim’s names and beheaded them, or shoot them to death. And if it is an Alwite family or Durzi or Murshidi, Ismaiilie (minor religious groups) they kill the whole family and leave one person to lead them to people he knows from his same religious groups. Also, they burned the local baker alive, while he was baking bread. They even threw children in the oven, one of the children said to them “I will tell God about you”. If someone they consider traitor they cut off half his pinky if a man smokes they cut off half of his second and middle finger. A man was hiding people in his house to protect them from terrorists when they knew they killed him right away.

Question: What evidence is there that all of the terrorists work together?

Answer: It depends, they work together as a group, but not all the groups work together, after all, we should not forget that not all of them are really religious. The religious ones among them woke up one day and tried to leave them because they found out that those are not real Muslims, some manage to escape, some get killed. The part that is not religious, they mostly came to work, so they get paid by American dollars, they get delicious food, they are able to buy women for few dollars, they can have as much sex as they want, they have authority, those are the ones who lead the fights against other terrorist groups for power and authority, the proof is what we see now in Idlib, killing each other like crazy. If you mean about working together with their relations to KSA, this is for sure, they all get orders from some Sheikh in Saudi Arabia, but they do not have to work together, but their ideology is the same.

Question: What evidence is there of ethnic cleansing?

Answer: Adra genocide is a proof because they were all killed because of their religion, among other reasons.  They did not only kill the one involved, they killed families with the children.

Question: How do these testimonies represent an inversion of the propaganda meme that “Assad kills his own people”?

Answer: First of all, Adra is full of militaries, killing Assad’s militaries would have been bad for the whole army. Second, those people who survived told us everything, it was horrible what a colleague said about it. She was one of the 200 that fled on a day under fire. She has a baby girl that she got after 6 years waiting. She held her in her arms and fled, she said, we were walking for ages and ages, the distance refused to end, dead bodies were all around, but it was a choice between instant death if shot down, and continuous death under the terrorists’ bad treatment.

If the popular “Assad is killing his people” narrative was true, why would they escape the terrorists and go to areas under the so-called “regime”? In fact, it is the NATO terrorists who willfully kill Syrians, not Assad.

On 4/24/2016 the “Rebel” Commander was killed in Airstrike as reported by Al Masdar News “However, it has now been revealed to al-Masdar that Jaish al-Islam commander Muhammad Maher Omar Buwiydani was killed in the artillery attack which struck near al-Rahman Mosque in downtown Douma. This Islamist rebel commander was heavily involved in the Adra massacre (December 2013) which in collaboration with Jabhat al-Nusra saw at least 40 civilians from religious minorities executed at point-blank range.”

A longer version of this article was previously published on Global Research and  The Rabbit Hole

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About Sarah Abed (168 Articles)
Independent journalist and political commentator. For media inquiries please email

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