Clashes between guards and prisoners at a jail in Syria have resulted in many deaths, human-rights groups have said.
At least 25 people were killed after military police fired live bullets at Islamist inmates, the groups said.
The Syrian authorities have so far not commented on the situation. Prisoners said the clashes were sparked by raids in which guards beat inmates.
One inmate told the BBC he believed the death toll was higher. The prisoners are reportedly holding hostages.
Several prisoners have managed to contact Syrian human rights group, as well as the BBC, by telephone.
……The inmates said the early-morning raids were in response to a protest by detainees several weeks ago about conditions at Saydnaya Prison near Damascus, which houses chiefly Islamist and political prisoners.
The money quote that should send frothing Islamonuts into the streets with the requisite “Behead those who insult Islam” signs:
“They shackled our hands behind us, confiscated our clothes and possessions, and beat us. And they insulted the Koran, they trod on the Koran,” he told the BBC’s Arabic service.
The whole thing is ironic considering that Syria is an Islamofascist state and Koran-inspired terrorism is part of its foreign policy.
This stuff is only news worthy if it supposedly happened at GITMO.
Where’s CAIR? The New York Times?