August 3, 2012
This image made from amateur video released by Tabshoor1 and accessed Tuesday, July 31, 2012, purports to show Free Syrian Army soldiers executing Assad loyalists in Aleppo, Syria. A gruesome video apparently showing rebels gunning down Assad loyalists in Aleppo this week has fueled concerns that opposition fighters in Syria are capable of brutality that matches that of the regime they are fighting to topple. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS HANDOUT PHOTO.
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The unsteady, hand-held video shows several bloodied prisoners, one in boxer shorts, being led into a noisy outdoor crowd and placed against a wall. The prisoners crouch and seem to avert their eyes as men carrying assault rifles shout slogans and take aim. The gunfire lasts for more than 30 seconds.
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