Video - Saudi-backed Syrian islamist rebels Jaysh al Islam (“Army of Islam”) parade Alawite women in a cage.
An insurgent group fighting the Assad regime is reportedly parading civilians around in cages in an attempt to ward off airstrikes in the suburbs of Damascus. The Sham News Network has posted a video, just over four minutes long, showing captured civilians and fighters caged in the back of trucks. At least one of the cages is filled with women, who are being used as a human shield against Syrian and Russian airstrikes.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports that Jaysh al Islam (“Army of Islam”) is responsible.
Jaysh al Islam has “spread cages over several areas and squares in the Eastern Ghouta putting inside them regime forces’ officers, soldiers and their families.” The eastern Al Ghouta is an area on the outskirts of Damascus where Jaysh al Islam is one of the strongest groups fighting the Assad regime. Hmmm......Erdogan's 'Admirers and allies' (See Tweet below). Read the full story here.
Jaish al-Islam, one of #Syria's largest rebel groups, congratulated #Turkey's @Akparti for the success in elections pic.twitter.com/X6DCD6GE5N— Abdullah Bozkurt (@abdbozkurt) November 2, 2015
Syrian opposition activist tweets after posing in front of caged Alawites: "In front of cages with group of apes." pic.twitter.com/MQw0VMQTqs— Harald Doornbos (@HaraldDoornbos) November 1, 2015