Video from Aleppo, Syria, draws condemnation of rebels
Los Angeles Times | Lucien Zeigler | 8.2.12
Video surfaced online appearing to show the execution of members of a loyalist clan in an Aleppo neighborhood.
In the video, apparent rebels lead a group of prisoners identified as pro-government paramilitary fighters known as shabiha into a courtyard. Several prisoners look bloodied and dazed. One is wearing only boxer shorts. The fighters shout “God is great!” as the prisoners are shoved against a wall. The fighters step back and open fire with their AK-47 rifles for more than 30 seconds, apparently squeezing off hundreds of rounds in a frenzy of shooting and shouting.
Afterward, the camera zooms in on what appears to be four bloodied bodies. Some reports identified the execution site as a school in Aleppo.