Islamist rebels execute 11 Syrian soldiers for "massacres"

By REUTERS
May 16, 2013 11:19

BEIRUT - Fighters of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in Syria executed 11 men they accused of taking part in massacres by President Bashar Assad's forces, a video published on Thursday showed.

A man whose face was covered in a black balaclava shot each man in the back of the head as they kneeled, blindfolded and lined up in a row in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor.

"The sharia court for the eastern region in Deir al-Zor has sentenced to death these apostate soldiers that committed massacres against our brothers and families in Syria," the executioner said on the video.


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