Talesmannen för syriska utrikesministeriet – Syria army fought armed gangs in Hama’s Treimseh: Foreign Ministry
Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said in a press conference in Damascus on Sunday that what happened in the village of Treimseh in Hama Province on July 12 “was not an attack by the army on innocent civilians… It was a clash between regular forces and armed groups who do not believe in a peaceful solution.”
“This is the reality, politically and militarily,” Makdissi stated, criticizing UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan for a July 14 letter to Damascus that accused Syrian forces of using heavy weapons or helicopters in the fighting.
“Yesterday we received a letter from Mr. Kofi Annan addressed to Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem. The least that can be said about this letter about what happened in Treimseh is that it did not rely on facts. As diplomatically as possible, we say that this letter was very rushed.”
“Government forces did not use planes, or helicopters, or tanks or artillery. The heaviest weapon used was an RPG (rocket propelled grenade),” the Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman said, rejecting as “absolutely not true” reports suggesting the army had used aircraft in the fighting.
Reportrar från Press TV reste till Homs, video 20 min – Armed gangs turn Syria’s Homs into military field
A group of reporters was recently sent to Homs, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of the capital, to present a clearer picture of the realities on the ground.
The group, which was accompanied by a number of Syrian army personnel, had a difficult entry to the city due to the presence of snipers positioned on the rooftops of buildings.
Tony Cartalucci – Hillary Clinton Must Resign , Cites false reports regarding Syria ”massacre” to call for UN Chapter 7. Irresponsible warmongering leaves American credibility irrevocably damaged
The unhinged state of US foreign policy is exemplified best by this week’s Tremseh, Syria ”massacre.” Before any confirmations could be made, and based solely on ”activist” accounts, Hillary Clinton penned a US State Department statement that read:
I was deeply saddened and outraged to learn of reports of yet another massacre committed by the Syrian regime that has claimed the lives of over 200 men, women, and children in the village of Traymseh…
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What could be verified by UN monitors who arrived at the scene, is that the vast majority of those ”massacred” were men of fighting age, with some opposition figures conceding that they were indeed militant fighters. The number ”200” that Clinton cited, was actually the number of militants that had gathered in Tremseh to plot the next leg of their terrorist activities. Locals had passed the information on to the Syrian Army who surrounded the area and neutralized the fighters during a pitched battle the FSA ultimately lost.
Not only that, but the UN confirms that Syrian security operations targeted ”specific” rebel locations rendering Clinton’s accusation that government forces ”deliberately murdered innocent civilians” a bold-faced lie.
In other words, Hillary Clinton falsified her statement, given before the entire ”international community,” claiming ”200 men, women, and children” were deliberately massacred, when in reality it was the Syrian military restoring order in the face of armed terrorists.