Syria keeps on vacating people seized by militants in Adra
According to official sources on Tuesday, “More than 6 thousand citizens were evacuated from the workers’ city of Adra,” the SANA state news agency reported.
Also on Sunday, Syrian Minister for Social Affairs Kinda al-Shammat said that more than 5,000 people were evacuated from Adra and moved to a safe place.
Shammat added that her ministry has established rescue rooms to offer humanitarian assistance.
Reports say foreign-backed militants, including members of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, infiltrated into Adra on December 11 and committed a number of massacres against the citizens there.
The Syrian army has recently conducted successful clean-up operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.
A recent British defense study showed that about 100,000 militants, fragmented into 1,000 militant groups including al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front, are fighting in Syria against the government and people.
The extracts of the study by defense consultancy IHS Jane’s were published on September 16.
Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million of others displaced due to the violence.
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