Amnesty International: Syria Islamists Perpetrating "Cruel and Inhuman" Abuses

(Reuters-NBC News) Dominic Evans - Islamist militants are perpetrating "a shocking catalogue of abuses" in secret jails across northern Syria, including torture, flogging and killings after summary trials, Amnesty International said on Thursday. It said the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), one of the most powerful jihadi groups, is operating seven clandestine prisons in rebel-held areas. Urging world powers to halt the flow of arms to ISIL and other armed groups accused of war crimes, Amnesty said Turkey in particular should prevent jihadi fighters and weapons from crossing its border into northern Syria.

2013-12-20 00:00:00

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