Abdul Rahman Al - Zala, political analyst and Head of the Islamic Unity Studies Center of Syria ' s Levant, underlined that the siege of Shiite - populated areas in the countryside of Idlib by pro - Saudi Takfiri terrorists is an Israeli plot." The Takfiri groups supported by Saudi Arabia and Qatar with their prolonged siege of al - Foa and Kafria proved that they are dirty tools for implementing the plots by the US and Israel to disintegrate the region, " Al - Zala told FNA on Tuesday, according to FNA. He noted that the attempts by the Al - Nusra Front and Jeish al - Fath terrorists to enter Kafria and al - Foa and committing horrendous crimes there proves that these groups have not learned anything about Islam. On Saturday, Syria ' s popular defense forces of the Shiite - populated town of Foa killed nearly two dozen Takfiri terrorists and injured many more.Recommended:Sunnis against Shias; Israel ' s ultimate goal for the Middle East At least 23 Al-Nusra Front terrorists were killed in Foa town. The Syrian popular defense forces also seized the nearby town of Kafria. Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 230,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year. Over 3.8 million Syrians have left their country since the beginning of the crisis. According to reports, more than seven million Syrians have become internally displaced.