By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
The city of Daraya, southwest of Damascus, is an area remaining under siege in Syria despite pledges provided by the United Nations and the Assad regime.
In an interview with Iranian opposition TV “Simaye Azadi” yesterday, Hesam Ahmed, Director of the Daraya News Service provided an inside look into the situation on the ground in Daraya, and the crimes committed by the Assad regime and Iran against the besieged locals.
“Daraya, located in the southwest section of Damascus, has been under siege for 3½ years imposed by Iranian regime forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah. Only 12,000 of the original 30,000-strong population in this city have remained, whom are under siege as we speak. They have no water, no clothing or even any food. Despite the fact that 6 weeks ago an agreement was reached with the U.N. to have humanitarian aid delivered to besieged cities, to this day no aid consignment or delegation from the U.N. has entered the city of Daraya.
The Syrian regime is using its own agents in the army to fight against the people. The Assad regime has hired agents and proxies to fight against its own people. Mercenaries sent by the Iranian regime, Afghan and Russian mercenaries… the Assad regime brought mercenaries from across the globe to dispatch and fight against its own people. We have seen this with our own eyes many times in the northern fronts.
We are not against the Iranian people, because from long ago the Iranian people have been friends with the Syrian nation. We have been brothers and deep bonds connect our peoples and there is no enmity between us. The Syrian regime, with the support of the Iranian regime, is attempting to spread division and sectarianism to initiate war between the two parties”