The spokesman of the Foreign Ministry, Dr. Jihad Maqdsi asserted that what happened in the village of Al Tremeseh, in the Hama countryside, was not a massacre. It was a military operation and a clash between the army and terrorist groups that do not believe in dialogue and political solutions. They believe only in abduction, murder and terrorism.
In a press conference, Mr. Maqdsi said that terrorist groups invaded the village and occupied it and began to attack citizens and security offices. The army clashed with the 37 terrorists and killed them. Two civilians were killed in the crossfire. Five buildings were damaged. They were the buildings in which the terrorists were entrenched. The clashes continued for several hours, and the army did not use any heavy weapons. It used only vehicles with light weapons.
Mr. Maqdsi asserted that the letter of the UN envoy Kufi Anan to the Foreign Ministry about events in Al Tremeseh was a hasty letter, to say the least, because it was not based on what happened on the ground. Mr. Maqdsi added that war on terrorism remained a collective international effort. It cannot be carried out as long as there are states that finance terrorism. Our weapon in the face of the plot against Syria is the unity of the Syrian people and our keenness to publish facts.