The US administration accused the regime of Bashar al-Assad in the destruction of the bodies of thousands of political opponents. To hide the enormity of the crime in a military prison «Saidnaya» near Damascus was built crematorium where they burnt the body.
«In 2013, the regime began refurbishing one of the buildings within the prison complex. We are convinced that here was a crematorium,» said the Deputy head of the office for Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of state Stuart Jones.
The diplomat added that the Assad regime seeks to destroy the traces of mass murder committed in prison «Sagna». «From reliable sources, amongst which us intelligence we know that every day are hung out to 50 prisoners,» he said.
Commenting on this statement, press Secretary to the President Sean Spicer stressed that the Syrian regime crossed all limits of inhumanity. He also noted that these crimes are committed with the unconditional support of Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
According to humanitarian organizations, only in prison «Saidnaya» in 2011-2015 was executed between 5 thousand to 11 thousand people. The number of arrests during the same period, according to human rights defenders, made up from 65 thousand to 110 thousand people.
The satellite imagery that proved the existence of the crematorium, was received in 2015. It is unclear why they were published only now.