United States says Syrians have built crematorium near prison

United States says Syrians have built crematorium near prison

United States says Syrians have built crematorium near prison

The United States on Monday accused the Syrian regime of installing a prison crematorium to destroy the remains of thousands of murdered detainees, piling pressure on Russian Federation to rein in its ally.

Jones said the regime could be killing as many as 50 detainees a day at Saydnaya.

Syrian human rights groups and opposition activists have long reported on mass killings inside Syrian prisons, though not on bodies being burned to cover up evidence.

Releasing the photographs, Jones said: 'We believe that the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass murders taking place in Saydnaya prison'.

The Trump administration, which distributed new satellite images to the press, says the regime modified a building on its Saydnaya prison complex into a crematorium in 2013. One photo shows the snow melting on the area of the building where they believe the device is located.

SYRIA has been accused of executing THOUSANDS of prisoners and burning their bodies in a giant crematorium to hide the evidence.

Stuart Jones, the acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, said the crematorium could be used to dispose of bodies from Saydnaya, where tens of thousands of people have been imprisoned during the country's six-year civil war.

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Human rights groups believe between 60,000 and 110,000 civilians have been murdered by the Assad regime without cause or charge, with up to 20,000 executed between 2011 and 2015 at Sednaya alone.

Verification of the crematorium hiding or disguising mass murders at the prison will be presented to the global community, Mr Jones said.

When Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov visited the USA last week, for meetings with President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, they did not discuss this intelligence with him, Jones said. Numerous bodies, it said, are then being burned in the crematorium.

A main point of that meeting "was telling Russian Federation to use its power to rein in the regime", she said.

"The facts we're presenting today are based on reporting from global and local non-governmental organisations, press reporting and also intelligence community assessments". "Russia must now, with great urgency, exercise its influence over the Syrian regime to guarantee that horrific violations stop now", he said. "However, we also believe that in a free process, it is unimaginable that Syrians will choose to continue under Assad's leadership".

President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, April 6, 2017, after the USA fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.

He called on both countries to use their influence with Syria to establish a credible ceasefire, and begin political talks.

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