Extremists using wall of human shield in Adra

TEHRAN (FNA)- Al-Qaeda-linked extremists have made a wall of human shield in the battlefield in Syria’s Adra to stop army advances.

Heavy clashes have been going on in the Southern city of Adra between extremist militants linked to the al-Qaeda and Syrian army soldiers.

The town, with a population of 20,000, was captured by militants from the Al-Nusra Front and the Jaysh al-Islam, following fierce fighting with country’s army forces.

An army commander said that militants had taken thousands of people as hostage and placed them at the border areas of the town to hinder army attacks.

He said the army is currently working on plans to enter the town and push out terrorists.

According to an Al Alam report some 1,000 to 1,500 militants entered the town on Wednesday and started massacring people, some of them family by family, at their arrival.

Those who were lucky to flee the town have been describing unprecedented levels of atrocities committed by the extremist militants who attacked their town to kill.

It is not clear how many people have exactly been killed since Wednesday in Adra, but officials said at least 80 people have been executed.

By Fars News Agency 


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