The Syrian regime has been committed numerous crimes against humanity using the Red Cross vehicles, secret documents obtained by Al Arabiya revealed.
The documents were obtained with the assistance of members of the Syrian opposition who refused to elaborate on how they laid hand on the documents.
Al Arabiya said that it has verified and authenticated hundreds of these documents and that it has decided to disclose the ones with substantial news value and political relevance.
One classified document, dated April 18, 2012, and entitled “Using the Red Cross vehicles by the regime in military operation”, which is a military mission assigned by the head of the Air Force Intelligence Saqr Manoun to a lieutenant in his department called Ali Haidar. The mission is for Haidar to head to Duma in Damascus suburbs to carry out order number 4/3255, which, according to the Syrian opposition, is an order to kill activists and could also be an order for committing massacres against civilians.
Using Red Cross vehicles
The document mentions clearly the use of the Red Cross vehicles; so, the Syrian regime definitely uses those vehicles in missions that often end in massacres against civilians, according to the order signed by Manoun.
Al Arabiya has also obtained very touchy pictures for the destruction caused by the shelling of the Syrian cities. One of the main proofs that show the Syrian regime has committed crimes against humanity, according to a recent United Nations report, is the random shelling by the Syrian regime of the residential areas.
Another classified document, dated April 13, contains an order from Maj. Gen. Ali Mamlouk, head of the Syrian Intelligence Agency, to Col. Hafez Makhlouf, the cousin of President Bashar al-Assad, to head to Homs for the purpose of moving a batch of land-to-land missiles, to be used against the civilian neighborhoods protesting against Assad’s regime.
On April 23, 2012 Lieut. Ali Haidar – who was earlier ordered to head to Duma using the Red Cross vehicles – was ordered this time to head to Homs to set up an operations chamber that would be used as a kick-off base for the regime operations there.
One more document, dated May 8, 2011, shows an order given to a lieutenant in the Syrian Military Intelligence Agency to head to al-Damir airport in Damascus suburbs in an urgent mission, to move the prisoners in the second secret prison to other places. According to the Syrian opposition, thousands of Syrian activists are being detained in al-Damir airport, where hundreds of executions are also carried out on a daily basis.
As for the first secret prison, which is considered the most important and most heavy-guarded of all the Syrian prisons, it is located (according to a Google map) near the Presidential palace in Jebel Qasyoun in Damascus. In that prison, Assad keeps the most dangerous prisoners, who pose the highest risk to the Syrian regime.
(This is the last episode of the Syria Leaks that have been aired by Al Arabiya along two weeks.)