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Syrian Forces Accused of Mass Killing Near Damascus; Rebels Execute Pro-Regime Fighters

HeadlineAug 02, 2012

Both sides of the Syrian conflict are facing new accusations of committing atrocities. Opposition activists say government forces killed at least 50 people on Tuesday in an attack on a suburb of Damascus. Rebels forces, meanwhile, released video footage of the execution of four alleged pro-regime fighters seized in the ongoing battle for Aleppo. The video shows the bloodied fighters being led into a courtyard before they are mowed down in a hail of gunfire. The violence in Aleppo is intensifying, with government forces using fighter jets to carry out bombings and rebel groups deploying tanks.

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