Siniora condemns massacre in Syria’s Al-Kubeir

Future bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora condemned Friday the massacre that rocked Syria’s Al-Kubeir and called on Moscow to reconsider its stance on the Syrian crisis.

“Once again [the Syrian regime] has proved that it is drowning, [but at the same time] it is massacring it’s people, which is no longer acceptable or bearable,” Siniora said in a press statement.

He added that “the news about a new massacre in the Syrian town of Al-Kubeir reveals that a decision has been taken to liquidate and displace a segment of Syrian citizens and intimidate the residents of certain areas.”

“It is unacceptable for the [Russian] officials to maintain their current pro-Syrian regime stance in light of the crimes which [the Baath regime in Damascus] is committing against its people,” Siniora said.

The lawmaker also called on “Arab and western states to [take effective action] in order to halt these horrible massacres against humanity.”

At least 55 people were killed Wednesday in an assault on Al-Kubeir, a Sunni farming enclave surrounded by Alawite villages in the central province of Hama, AFP cited the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying.

The slaughter came just days after 108 people were killed in a two-day massacre in the central town of Houla that Western and Arab governments also blamed on a pro-government militia group.

-NOW Lebanon/AFP