November 2nd, 2012
01:24 PM ET

Syrian rebels blame 'heinous' executions on 'extremists'

A Syrian rebel brigade is blaming"extremists" for a grisly massacre now gone viral on the Internet, and it vowed to punish the perpetrators.

In the video that surfaced this week, an armed group of angry men forced a smaller group of frightened unarmed men to the ground. They yelled at them and kicked them, then they opened fire with automatic rifles until their bodies went lifeless.

Hossam al Sarmani, a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army's Daewood Brigade in northern Syria, said rogue revolutionaries carried out the killings in Idlib province.

"This execution did take place, and this is the heinous truth," al Sarmani told CNN on Friday. "We will find them, capture them and hold them in a prison until they can by tried by international law or the new Syrian law, God willing."  For more, check out the full story.

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  1. Hide Behind

    War is easily begun but the minds that Carry out the acts of war not so easily controlled.
    War is but legal murder, if you win, but if you lose in todays wars you are much like the prisoners of wars in ancient past, slaves to the conquering as lesser humans.

    November 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • mamdoh

      this is not war they are coward they kill their people because they say ( NO ) , war is from both side these people are criminal

      November 5, 2012 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Let me see is I have this straight...they caught some loyalist soldiers, and then when the rebels moved on, they left the captured soldiers behind, and suddenly some "extremists" showed up and slaughtered them.
    Am I reading this correctly?
    Yeah, okay.
    This has gone on far too long.
    Something's got to give.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    And then how does US/Israel/Saudis manage arms supply to 'rebels'?
    All extremists, Al-Qaeda & such pl step back, all revolutionaries to the left and rest to the right. Now all those on the left come & get weapons of your choice. Those on the right pl go home.
    Now then, you extremists. Do you promise on your honor that you'll get rid of Bashar for us and then go wherever you came from? Good. Step up pl.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MsNimitz25

    The US needs to stay out of this mess – no matter which side we might take, we will end up arming people who hate us.

    November 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • andre

      i agree ,, why cant we be more like new zealand or australia ......

      Muts are terrorists/racists

      November 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • GlueckAuf

      Couldn't agree more. Since Hezbollah murders for Assad, and al Qaeda has moved in to murder on behalf of the rebels, it appears for once we have an Islamic self-cleaning oven situation in Syria. Crazy Islamists killing other crazy Islamists. As our Jewish brethren would say, "What's not to like?"

      Well, several tens of thousands of noncombatant innocents killed in the process is regrettable, I suppose. But didn't Osama bin Laden declare that the couple or three innocent Muslims he incinerated at the WTC would be counted as martyrs, too, and therefore eligible for the full, standard 72-virgin jihadi death benefit?

      Woo-hoo, everyone wins! Let sanity, humanity, and civilization be damned in the name of our prophet! Allah Akbar, baby!

      Good road,

      November 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    Well, we are already involved along w/the world community to try to help the FreeSyrian Army! What we don't need to do is put Our troops in there, or in any of the nations where there's unrest or civil war! We & allies can try to help as many victims as possible & support the Rebel Forces (as long as we know who's who), but as the Prez said, no more attempts at "nation building," because it's not our business! That's why it's called "civil war," a war by civilians of a specific nation, because it's the only recourse to achieve civil & human rights & get rid of an oppressive government!! It's each nations problem to solve! We need our $$$, people & resources right at home where they belong! No more wars!!

    November 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • diana horton

      well said.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. isagri

    I don't understand why people are debating who is right and who is wrong. War is war even if it is for the highest loftiest bestest goal in the world its stil war.
    No matter where in the world there is war, there is war. Parading it around ti be proud you should be ashamed instead. Comparing suffering is truly evil.

    I don't think they get the jist of the article
    The whole point is that no matter who's side you are looking at the situation from, the two are both engaged in violence. It is COMPLETELY WRONG to support one of the two violent sides. Completely stupid idk how people think these ways . Support The victims!! Dont engage in bashing of the perpetrator, trust they have control of that.
    People who pick sides no doubt would engage if given the chance
    If I were to help I would help the victims. In the hospitals, or finding places for them to go.
    NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO to all of the people suffering innocent or not!! ..

    November 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric


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  7. chazzz


    November 4, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. citizenUSA

    GOOD! Why let others with their own agendas dilute yours? Get rid of them now or you'll be whishing for Al-Assad later.

    November 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. diana horton

    i do not see peace in the middle east in my life time or for that matter ever.

    November 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |