Close
Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani delays state visit to India after heavy fighting with Taliban insurgents broke out in the north (NATO commanders/Reuters).
  • Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir has been re-elected after winning 94.5 percent of the vote in a poll held earlier in April (Election Committee/Reuters).
  • Sudanese president Bashir won 94.5% of vote in recent election, according to election committee.
  • Two French nationals are among the dead from the Nepal earthquake, says France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit

The United Nations has warned that an unverified video which appears to show Syrian rebels killing captured regime soldiers could constitute a war crime.

The footage was uploaded to social media sites on Thursday.

The alleged executions happened after rebels overran army checkpoints near the town of
Saraqib between Aleppo and Hammah.

The UN says it is attempting to confirm that the killings have taken place.

“Unfortunately this could be just the latest in a string of documented summary executions by opposition factions as well as by government forces and groups affiliated with them such as the Shabiha,” said Rupert Colville, the UN human rights spokesman.

Activists claim the Shabiha is a brutal militia which has been fighting alongside Syrian government forces. They’re accused of carrying out several massacres during the uprising.

But they appear to be among the victims in this video, as rebels refer to them in their commentary.

The men are forced to lay down on the ground before being beaten and shot.

More about: