By Afraa Dagher
In 1948, during the Nakba, or Palestinian Exodus, the Palestinian tragedy began in earnest. Palestinian Refugees were spread out all over the world but most were divided between Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Today there is another tragedy of displacement – Syria. Since 2011, the year of the color revolution and destabilization, engineered and designed by Israel and the West, Syrian society and the population as a whole has been torn apart.
For instance, Jisr al-Shoghour, a town located in Idlib province and about twelve miles from the Turkish border, was the scene of a horrible massacre. Here, the so-called peaceful protesters attacked a Syrian military security checkpoint. Soldiers were beheaded, many of them struck on the head with an axe; their bodies were so badly damaged, a DNA test was necessary to determine who they actually were.
Our government organized a tour to a mass grave of Syrian soldiers who had been killed by foreign-backed “rebels,” including Uighurs, in Jisr al-Shoghour that was attended by a number of foreign diplomats. One of the attendees was former US Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford.
Another location, Ishtebraq, a rural area also located in Idlib, witnessed two massacres against its residents. The first one was in 2011. The second was in 2015.
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Many who survived this massacre compared it to the Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Deir Yassin.
The most important point to make about the latest massacre in Jisr al-Shughour, however, is that the terrorists who committed it were mostly from Chechnya. These terrorists were the reason behind the displacement of the original residents of Jisr al-Shughour.
Now, there are new residents or, should I say, “settlers.” They are known as Uyghurs. These Uyghurs, like the Chechens and other terrorists, are fighting together with other “moderate rebels” and under the name of ISIS. Yet these terrorists are now bringing their families with them. This movement of terrorists has now brought 3500 Uyghur families to live in the Idlib countryside after displacing the original Syrian residents.
This new ethnic cleansing program is sponsored by Turkish intelligence in coordination with Al-Nusra, ISIS, and other “rebel” factions.
This plan to transfer terrorists from China, (Uyghurs), Turkey (Turkestan Party) to areas in Syria such as Idlib, Raqqa, and Deir al-Zour in Syria has been taking place for two years.
There are now 20,000 terrorists from the Turkestan Party and the Turks are training them in order to send them to Syria. Their ideology tells them that Syria is their real homeland, not Turkey or China, even as they massacre the civilians living there. These same types of terrorists have been used before in Afghanistan.
So where is this going? This plan is an attempt to destabilize, balkanize, and forever change the demography and identity of the region.
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Afraa Dagher is a political analyst currently residing in Syria. She has made numerous media appearances commenting on the current state of affairs inside Syria as well as the nature of the current crisis. She has appeared on RT, PRESS TV, and is a regular guest on Activist Post writer Brandon Turbeville’s Truth on the Tracks radio program. Her website is www.SyrianaAfrona.wordpress.com.