Anatolia News Agency reporter: Armed groups prevail blood, smoke and fear in Syria’s Jisr al-Shughour
Ankara- Turkish media have reported that correspondents of the semi-official Turkish Anatolia News Agency and state broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) were allowed to visit the Syrian city of Jisr al-Shughour, where clashes between the Syrian troops and armed groups took place.
Anatolia News Ageny reporter said that the reporters travelled to Damascus first to be accompanied by special guards in order to travel to Jisr al-Shughur where they were allowed to do their jobs without ayny obstacles.
He referred to the countless number of bullet holes on the walls of the intelligence building where dozens of soldiers were killed by armed groups.
“The blood stains which marked the spots where soldiers died, and the horrifying traces of the soldiers who were beheaded are still fresh” the reporter said.
One of the residents of Jisr al-Shughour told reporters that a military intelligence officer’s head had been exhibited in the town for three days after he was beheaded by the members of an armed group. Adding to the sheer horror of the clashes is the remains of dead soldiers who were killed by armed groups that line the River Asi.
He said that most of the town’s people who accompanied the military convoy told their stories, mostly in tears and begged soldiers to help them find their missing relatives.
However, the town is still in danger as members of armed groups, who lead normal lives during the day, disguise themselves and stage attacks at night. Therefore, people are still fearful.
The agency said that the Syrian army was keeping a large area under control as members of armed groups are fleeing outside of town. Some villagers told the reporters that some of those who had escaped to Turkey after the incidents might be members of these armed groups.