Opposition: Assad terrorists could be behind Homs attacks

Orient Net 2017-02-26 04:24:00

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The Syrian opposition delegation attending peace talks in Geneva condemned an attack by suicide bombers that killed Assad terrorists in Homs on Saturday (February 25), while suggesting that only people with Assad security clearances could get close to the area.

The attackers stormed two Assad security branches in Homs, killing dozens with gunfire and explosions, including a senior terrorist officer, and prompting air strikes against the last opposition-held enclave in the western city.

"We condemn all terrorist acts carried out by all terrorist groups. And if the Homs operation specifically is one of those terrorist operations, by one of those terrorist groups, it is clear by what I say," opposition negotiator Nasr al-Hariri told reporters in Geneva.

"They just want to remain in power. The regime is trying to block the negotiations," he added, saying he would not walk away from the UN-mediated talks.

The alliance Tahrir al-Sham, which opposes the talks said that five ’suicide bombers’ had carried out the attack. It celebrated with the words "thanks be to God" but stopped short of explicitly claiming responsibility.

Colonel Fateh Hassoun, another member of the opposition negotiating team in Geneva, suggested that Assad security forces with access could have been behind the attack which led to Assad air strikes.