叙发生教派屠杀,克里黑格讨论叙利亚局势 US, Britain to Discuss Syria Amid Reports of Sectarian Killings

 美国国务卿克里星期三在华盛顿与到访的英国外交大臣黑格举行会谈,主要议题是叙利亚局势。
 
与此同时, 人权组织说,反政府武装在叙利亚代尔祖尔省东部的一个城镇杀害了几十名什叶派穆斯林。亲反政府武装的叙利亚人权瞭望告诉美国之音,60名受害者中,大都是亲政府的什叶派民兵。
 
反政府武装在网路上公布的录像显示,几十名枪手举着黑色的伊斯兰教主义旗帜,开枪庆祝。哈特拉的几座建筑冒着烟。叙利亚人权瞭望说,反政府武装占领哈特拉后焚烧了什叶派穆斯林地区的几座住宅。 当地的什叶派穆斯林纷纷逃离。
 
叙利亚政府官员谴责袭击是“大规模屠杀平民”。
 
在克里与黑格举行这次会谈之际,美英两国正在考虑采取哪些步骤来实现成立一个叙利亚过渡政府的目标,由过渡政府带领叙利亚摆脱持续两年多的混乱局面。
 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hosts his British counterpart for talks Wednesday on Syria, as activists report anti-government rebels killed dozens of Shi'ites in a town in eastern Deir el-Zour province.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition monitoring group that has reported abuses on both sides of the conflict, told VOA most of the 60 victims in the town of Hatla late Tuesday were pro-government Shi'ite militiamen.

A video posted online by rebels showed dozens of gunmen carrying black Islamist flags celebrating and firing guns as smoke curled above several buildings in Hatla. The Observatory said rebels secured control of the town and burned down a number of houses in the Shi'ite district. Shi'ite civilians then fled.

A Syrian government official denounced the attack, calling it a "massacre" of civilians.

In Washington, Kerry and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will consider potential steps to achieve their goal of establishing a transitional government in Syria to lead the country out of more than two years of turmoil.