Rebels shown killing captured Syrian troops
BEIRUT (AP) - A new video appears to show Syrian rebels killing a group of captured soldiers, drawing condemnations from human rights groups who warn that the gunmen may have committed a war crime.
An anti-regime activist organisation said the killings took place near the northern town Saraqeb, which has been the scene in past weeks of heavy fighting between rebels and forces of President Bashar Assad's regime.
Human rights groups said they were trying to confirm the video's authenticity. The footage was consistent with other Associated Press reporting in the area. The video was dated Thursday, a day when the Observatory reported heavy attacks by rebels on regime checkpoints at Saraqeb.
The video shows rebels bearing and kicking a group of captured soldiers, some of them apparently wounded. The soldiers are not bound or blindfolded. The rebels then shoot them to death. The exact number of soldiers in the video not clear, but appears to be around 10.