Since the Syrian Civil War started, according to the United Nations, over 400,000 people have died.
Thousands of those deaths are due to terror groups in the region, but the majority of the body count comes at the orders of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
But the number of dead in the war could even be even higher than reported. Assad has been disposing of bodies in mass quantities, and it appears that he took a page right out of Hitler’s playbook on how to do it.
According to Fox News:
The Syrian regime is using a site outside Damascus to cremate the bodies of thousands of prisoners it has abducted, jailed and murdered during the country’s long-running civil war, the U.S. State Department alleged Monday.
Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones showed surveillance photos that — combined with intelligence assessments and other reports — officials believe show Bashar Assad’s government is complicit in covering up evidence of mass killings at the Sednaya Prison. Located near Damascus, the prison previously has been called a “human slaughterhouse” by Amnesty International.
“Although the regime’s many atrocities are well-documented, we believe that the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass murders taking place in Sednaya prison,” Jones said Monday.
The Nazis disposed of corpses the same way. At various concentration camps across Europe, the Nazis had crematoriums.
At the most infamous one, Auschwitz, an estimated 1 million to 2.5 million people were exterminated, many of whom were burned in the crematoriums.
Here is a satellite image of Sednaya prison.
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According to Daily Mail, Assad denied the reports and called it a new Hollywood story detached from reality. Meanwhile, many continue to die daily due to Assad’s policies.