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Terrorist Discloses Turkey's Role in Unrests in Syria.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A captured terrorist in Syria revealed the role played by the foreign countries, including Turkey, in Syrian unrests, saying that Ankara paid him a considerable sum of money to smuggle weapons to terrorists in the Middle-Eastern state.

"My main responsibility was smuggling weapons from Turkey to Syria," Osman Ziyad said, adding that he and his terrorist collaborators received a considerable amount of money to smuggle boxes of weapons and caches of ammo from Turkey to Syria.

"Of course it was a very hard and risky job but I did it for the considerable amount of money that they would give me," he said.

Ziyad said that their Turkish liaisons had told them that the Syrian government would soon collapse and promised them good jobs and governmental posts in the new government after Bashar Assad's government.

Syria experienced unrest for several months with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

The government blamed outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest was orchestrated from abroad.

In October, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Bashar al-Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but the US and Israeli plots could spark some new unrests in certain parts of the country.

Syrian state television has broadcast reports showing seized weapons caches and confessions by terrorist elements describing how they obtained arms from foreign sources.

In confessions broadcast on the Syrian TV in September, a captured terrorist revealed the tactics used by armed terrorist groups to stir tension in Syria and the role played by the foreign elements in Syrian unrests.

The terrorist, Ammar Ziyad al-Najjar, confessed that he received foreign aid and instructions from contacts in Saudi Arabia and Jordan to deface Damascus.

Al-Najjar stated that he was involved in a group that received instructions on how to kidnap people and blame it on the Syrian government.

The man also confessed to, among other crimes, purchasing firearms and distributing them among outlaws.

He also recounted how groups of outsiders, many of whom not Syrians, showed up during the attacks on police stations in Hama.

Najjar said the men would distribute food and drink to demonstrators, sometimes slipping money into the food to encourage protests and adding stimulant powders at other times.

There was another type of pills that made people more aggressive - pills that were given openly to members of the foreign-backed terror squads, he explained.

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Date:Dec 7, 2011
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