|Yes, that includes Canada|
Militants have intensified attacks against Christians and Allawites
A survivor of an August attack that killed nearly 200 people in the regime stronghold of Latakia province walks near graves of some of the dead.
This month, rebels attacked the town of Deir Atiyah north of Damascus. Militants who participated in the attack alongside more moderate brigades supported by the West went house to house looking for Christians, residents and rebels said. Fighters ransacked the town's main church, they said.
There are no moderates backed by the West. They are all hired killers. There isn't anything moderate about paid killers. Ignore the spin. Ignore the lies. These killers are likely not even Syrians explaining the ease with which they abuse Syrian civilians. (Admitted figures of 11,000 foreign fighters in Syria. Likely more)
"The report showed that Arabs and Europeans made up the bulk of foreign fighters, with up to 80 per cent, but militants from Southeast Asia, North America, Africa, the Balkans and countries of the former Soviet Union were also represented"Canadians too! Approximately 100 NATO hired killers.
In Adra al Umliya, near Damascus, clashes began when Islamist fighters attacked government installations. They singled out Alawites, executing more than a dozen pro-regime forces guarding the facilities, according to people living and working in the area. They went door-to-door, rounding up at least 40 Alawite residents.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition group, said Sunday that rebels killed 32 civilians, mostly Alawites, in Adra. But one detainee who fled, along with relatives of those killed and residents, said all of those captured were killed.
The Foreign Ministry said in a letter to the United Nations on Monday that more than 100 people were killed in Adra.
The wider Alawite population—removed from the corridors of power in Damascus—has paid a heavy price for supplying the bulk of regime fighters, with tens of thousands killed or maimed. And Alawites are mindful that hard-line Sunnis view the entire community as complicit with the regime.
"The state must take measures to avert the greater strife that could occur," Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III Laham, a regime supporter, told a Lebanese TV station this month.The WSJ article tries mightily to spin this bloodshed as the failure of the Syrian Army to protect Syrians, particularly Christians and Allawites who have been protected all along.
The problem lies with the western backed mercenaries. The bloodshed would stop if the foreign nations would stop paying their killers