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Jan 8, 2013 Comments Off on Al Qaeda In Syria Group Al-Nusra Exectues 3 Prisoners Infidel

(AFP) — Rebels from the jihadist Al-Nusra Front executed three captured soldiers in the eastern city of Deir az-Zour, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Tuesday.

“Al-Nusra Front executed three regime troops who were captured on January 5 from the technical services building in Deir az-Zour city,” the watchdog said, adding that it was not clear when, exactly, the soldiers were killed.

In a video released by the hardline group and posted to YouTube by the Observatory, the three men are seated before a black flag bearing the Muslim profession of faith and surrounded by masked men holding kalashnikovs.

They give their names and hometown while the man interrogating them identifies them as Alawites, a minority offshoot of Shiite Islam to which President Bashar al-Assad and his senior officials belong.

One is accused of raping a young woman.

The video then showed the mangled bodies of the men lying in a ditch.

“The dogs of Assad have violated the women of Deir az-Zour, and this is what will happen to anyone who does such a thing,” a man shouted from behind the camera.

Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that the men were captured on Saturday, but no date was given for their executed.