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BEIRUT: A video posted on the Internet shows Saudi-sponsored Takfiri Wahhabi Muslim rebels burning a Shiite mosque in north Syria – a sign that the country’s civil war is spiralling into sectarian attacks on country’s Shiite and also Christian minorities.
Dozens of fighters dressed in camouflage gear with Al Qaeda Wahhabi-style beards are shown in the footage congratulating and kissing each other outside the burning Shiite ‘Husseiniya’ mosque. They also burned religious flags (Alam of Imam Hussain) they said were Shiite.
A fighter holding a rifle says the rebel group is destroying the “dens of the Shiites and Rafida,” a derogatory term meaning “deserters,” which is used by Wahhabis and Deobandis against Shiites.
The video was posted on YouTube on Wednesday and purports to be filmed in the northern town of Jisr al-Shughur.
Syria’s Takfiri militants, financed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, want to ignite Sunni-Shia sectarian violence. President Bashar al-Assad and his late father President Hafez al-Assad are from the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, that has dominated power since the 1960s.
Minority groups fear an Islamist Salafist/Wahhabi takeover and many Christians, Shiites and Kurds are reluctant to support an armed revolt that included several Sunni extremist rebel units.
Syrians took up arms against authorities after attacks by Assad’s security forces on protests that called for a democratic Syria. Since March 2011, 40,000 people have been killed.
USA and NATO backed terrorists FSA burn Shia Mosque in Syria 12.12.2012
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Press TV Report
Militant groups fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have torched another Shia mosque in the country.
A video posted on the Internet shows bearded men dressed in the uniforms of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” celebrating outside the burning Husseiniya mosque.
A militant can be heard in the video using derogatory terms against the Shias.
The video was posted online on Wednesday and it was purportedly filmed in the northern town of Jisr al-Shughur.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the turmoil.
The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of militants operating in the country are foreign nationals.
Last month, the Syrian newspaper Al Watan published the names of 142 foreign militants, from 18 countries, who were killed while fighting against the government. Almost 50 of those named were Saudi nationals.
According to the daily, the militants had entered Syria via Turkey and Lebanon and were mostly extremists belonging to al-Qaeda or had joined the terrorist group after arriving in the country.
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