Damascus plans to execute several terrorists with foreign nationalities in public places across the country to give a harsh response to the Arab Persian Gulf states which fund and arm rebel groups and dispatch terrorists to the crisis-hit country, the Syrian media reported.


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The Syrian press announced that the terrorists are known figures who bear Arab and non-Arab nationalities, including several Saudi and Qatari nationals who have played major roles in the recent terrorist bombings in Syria.

A Syrian official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Syrian website, Shukumaku, that the recent revelations about the public execution of these terrorists are true.

The Arabic news website, Dampress, also announced on Monday that a number of notorious figures and individuals who bear foreign nationalities from Arab and non-Arab states will be hanged in the public in coming days, adding that the individuals will be punished for coordinating, financing and arming terrorist and rebel groups in Syria.

According to the Syrian media, a total number of 15 individuals will be hanged publically, who are mainly from Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

In October, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring spiraling unrests in Syria once again.

The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Bashar al-Assad and his ruling system. The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling President Assad's government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

According to the report, material is being stockpiled in Damascus, in Idlib near the Turkish border and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border.

Opposition activists who said in March that the rebels were running out of ammunition stated last month that the flow of weapons - most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past - has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.