Al-Qaeda-Linked Rebels Killed 190 Syrian Civilians in August Attack

(Reuters) Oliver Holmes - Syrian rebels killed at least 190 civilians and took more than 200 hostage during an offensive in Latakia province in August, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. Many of the dead were executed by militant groups, some linked to al-Qaeda, which moved into 10 Alawite villages on Aug. 4. In some cases, entire families were executed or gunned down as they fled. The attacking groups included al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as well as the Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham and another unit of foreign jihadi fighters.

2013-10-11 00:00:00

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