Syria

Video Shows Syrian Rebels Executing 11 Soldiers

Fighters with al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front

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A video published on Thursday showed fighters of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Syria executing 11 men they accused of taking part in massacres by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

The film is believed to be from eastern Deir al-Zor province and dates from some time in 2012, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition monitoring group.

The Observatory's head, Rami Abdelrahman, said the Nusra Front has recently been releasing several videos of their past operations. He said the man seen executing the prisoners in the video—a Nusra commander—had been killed in March 2013 in battles with local tribes in the province.