Sunday, July 06, 2008

Syria blames Islamist inmates in jail riot.

Syria's government has blamed prisoners serving sentences for extremism and terror for clashes with jail guards that left several inmates dead.

Prisoners say the unrest began early on Saturday when guards began beating the mainly Islamist inmates in their cells.

The government has denied this, saying the guards intervened to stop violence begun by inmates during an inspection.

It remains unclear how many detainees were killed and injured in the unrest. A human rights group said 25 were dead.

Too bad they haven't got a Betty Ford Clinic for Jihadis.