Brotherhood: Alawite elite waging sectarian war in Syria

August 1, 2011 01:55

The Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday accused the Syrian Alawite elite of waging sectarian warfare on Sunnis by attacking Hama, after at least 80 people were killed there in a bloody crackdown earlier in the day.

"Syria is witnessing a war of sectarian cleansing. The regime has linked its open annihilation with the crescent of Ramadan. It is a war on the identity and beliefs of the Syrian nation ... on Arab Muslim Syria," the Brotherhood said in a statement.

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