A top commander in the Syrian army has warned refugees not to return to the country, saying “If you know what is good for you, none of you return,” on state television.
Major General Issam Zahreddine, of the elite presidential Republican Guard, “advised” anyone who fled the ongoing conflict in Syria not to return, adding that the army would not “forget or forgive”.
“To those who fled Syria to another country, I beg you don’t ever return, because even if the government forgives you, we will never forgive or forget,” he said.
“If you know what is good for you, none of you return.”
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