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Syria video shows bodies hurled from roof

2012-08-13 14:03

Beirut - Horrific videos purportedly showing Syrian rebels throwing the bodies of postal workers off a roof and a man's throat being savagely cut have appeared online, raising fresh concerns about atrocities in the increasingly brutal conflict.

Three videos all showing apparent events in the province of Aleppo, including a bound man being repeatedly shot, were posted on YouTube on Monday but their authenticity could not immediately be verified.

Both sides in the 17-month conflict have been accused of human rights violations as reports of cold-blooded killings mount.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman said that if the videos were confirmed, he strongly condemned such atrocities whoever was behind them.

Graphic footage showed a crowd of people shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) as they gathered around several bodies on the ground before another three victims are seen being hurled from the top of the building.

The incident was said to have taken place in rebel-controlled Al-Bab near the northern metropolis of Aleppo and the victims were identified as postal workers, but it was not clear when it occurred.

Blood on the pavement


"These are the heroes of Bab city who are inside the post office," the man shooting the video said. When the body of one man was thrown to the ground, the crowd is heard shouting: "This is a shabiha," referring to the pro-government militia.

In another shocking amateur video, a blindfolded man, with his hands tied behind his back, struggled as a group of men forced him to lie down on a pavement in Aleppo.

As a group of men chanted "Allahu Akbar", the assailant forced what appeared to be a small knife repeatedly across his throat as his blood spurted onto the pavement.

And a third clip, purportedly shot in Aazaz, also in Aleppo province, showed a bearded man being hauled out of a car boot with his hands tied behind his back and pushed to the ground.

One man opens fire on him with a small pistol, only to be joined by another with a rifle. They shoot many times at the man, who dies face down in a field.

"If these videos are confirmed, such atrocities harm the revolution. They only benefit the regime and the enemies of the revolution," Abdel Rahman said.

Cameraman killed


Meanwhile, a pro-government Syrian TV station says one of its cameramen who was kidnapped three days ago is believed to have been killed, said an AP report on Monday.

The station said gunmen kidnapped the cameraman on Friday along with three other employees of the pro-regime Al-Ikhbariya TV.

A video surfaced online on Monday, showing the three surviving members of the team. They said they were being held by rebel forces, who were treating them well.

A man who identified himself as a rebel spokesperson also appeared in the video, saying the cameraman was killed in government shelling. The general manager of Al-Ikhbariya TV said they believe he is dead.

It was impossible to independently verify the events shown in the video.

In June, gunmen raided Al-Ikhbariya's headquarters, killing seven employees.

Comments
  • arm.witmens - 2012-08-13 14:35

    And these morons wonder why muslims are being tageted and called savages?

      ameenah.jacobs - 2012-08-13 14:57

      They are shi-ites. They not really considered muslims in the muslim communinty

      boom.baracus - 2012-08-13 15:06

      Ameenah what rubbish. Of course they are muslims.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-08-13 15:10

      And what are you Ameenah? Never though I could see another Muslim writting such rubbish, a Muslim from South Africa nogal, who has no link whatsoever to the secterian rivalry between Sunnis and Shi'ites.

      boom.baracus - 2012-08-13 15:45

      So you are a muslim fidel. That explains a lot.

      faerrab - 2012-08-13 15:50

      Remember that the the rebesl are being funded, armed and supported by the West, you may also be suffering from amnesia if you have forgoten about Hiroshima, Vietnam (Napalm), Iraq (Depleted Uranium), Aghanistan (Carpet bombs and drones), Bosnia (genocide.) When it comes to savagery the West wins the muslims by 100 miles

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-08-13 16:07

      @Boom No, if you must know!

      arm.witmens - 2012-08-13 16:33

      @faerrab - so you justify savagery, murder, mutilation and rape by blaming the west or pointing the finger at the US for their PAST wars?? You sound like malema. Think a bit more and get back to me. I shouldn't even have bothered to reply to such a moronic statement. You clearly suffer from a grandiose dose of stupid.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-13 17:31

      faerrab, you have to drop your obsessive anti-West beliefs to see what is really happening. The West is hardly involved. Because of this Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are arming the rebels. The CIA is making sure these weapons do not fall into the wrong hands. Why would you not want Syrians, who were demonstrating peacefully for free and fair elections and being killed with sniper fire by the thousands, to not defend themselves.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-13 18:03

      There is only ONE reason, these assad terrorists have not had elections in FIFTY YEARS, They would have lost them, like any dictator !!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-13 23:33

      Please point out where Anthony said "all the people in the Syrian government are terrorists".

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-14 06:28

      Patrick, When the assad family and friends are gone, the Syrian oppostion , wil sit down with anyone, who wants to work on a new, just and decent Syria, and yes, including members of the present regime !! But , not before these assads have been ousted !

  • gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-13 14:40

    You can just google iranian executions. They do that every day in peace time.

      imam.madi.129 - 2012-08-13 14:49

      Gerhard, you are lucky u not syrian and u dont have to endure such barbarity. U can support the terrorists as much as u like but be assured, they will never like u, they will take every opportunity they get to cut ur throat al zaqawi style too. In the process, they piss on our names and religion. let ur zionist politics blind u but never let ur blindness take away ur humanity, its not worth it.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-13 15:09

      It always comes down to the west having to go there to sort out their squabbles. Ivory Coast, the French Foreign Legion had to sort them out. The list is ongoing and endless.

      faerrab - 2012-08-13 15:58

      Gerhard you most probably moan about the absence of the death penalty in SA when there is a murder or rape - if there was one SA would be just like THEM (Iranians)

      sansagain.sansagain - 2012-08-13 16:38

      is this article about iranians??

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-08-13 15:12

    It wouldn't suprise me one bit if this was confirmed to the work of these terrorists, as they engage in this barbarity all over the Muslim world. Cutting throats seems to be their preferred method of killing, and these are the people who want to free Syrians.

      jaba.kov - 2012-08-13 15:24

      both sides are doing the killings fidel, don’t be blind!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-08-13 16:11

      I am not blind and have stated several times that MSM will have us believe that it was only the Syrian government doing the killing.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-13 17:33

      Fidel feels the FSA would have HIM believe that it is only the Syrian "government" doing the killing. He feels this because to him the entire uprising is fake, like Nelson Mandela is a phony.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-13 18:01

      Fidel, Agree, the Syrian terrorist army is not responsible for ALL the killing, just 95 % !!!

      Warwick - 2012-08-14 09:42

      Mind you Fiddle, this happens in our very own townships on a daily basis and we are not at war. Not to mention old woman being accused of witches being brutally killed and burned. People still being necklaced. A village here in the transkei has had many many woman and children raped and hacked to death. Eish its good to be in SA.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-14 19:57

      Patrick, ""How did you get to that %"" For starters, take those silly and childish anti Western blinkers off. Than take note what the following people say; Ban-Ki-moon Kofi Annan UN oberservers in Syria Previous head of UN Syria mission , Gen Mood, who also predicts the fall of assad. Amnesty International Red Cross Local eye witnesses Brave reporters from all over the world HRC Etc, etc All the above, although also blaming the opposition and the FSA, blame these assad terrorist for most of the killings and atrocities!!! Put that in your pipe and smoke it, and than we can talk further about percentages !!

  • cyanideandhappiness - 2012-08-13 15:27

    These "Rebels" are CIA sponsored mercenaries and "Al-CIAda" terrorists who have been thrown in to topple Assad as he will not bow down to the will of the Western Conspirators. I am glad that the truth is coming out about the barbaric behaviour of these rebels which the Mainstream Media often blames on Assad's forces. It is almost impossible to tell what is actually going on in Syria now, we will just have to wait it out. My thoughts are with the Syrian people who are caught in the middle of this tragedy. May the forces of good be the victors.

      arm.witmens - 2012-08-13 15:37

      CIA sponsored - Proof or gtfo. Its conspiracists like you who wear foil hats and shoot up cinemas. Grow up. Get an education. Stop playing tv games and get laid. This war is not a new one. This has been a long time coming. So im guessing you are saying the Arab spring is also a CIA conspiracy?

      boom.baracus - 2012-08-13 15:44

      Exactly Arm Witmens. 100%

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-13 16:00

      It's almost impossible for YOU to tell what is going on in Syria. And YOU will just have to wait it out.

      jaba.kov - 2012-08-13 16:01

      This is the proof: Russian armaments are being used by the Syrian Army to kill their own people. Iranian Military is on the ground helping Assad's forces kill Syrian Civilians and is also using Russian armaments. The opposition is also using Russian armaments and is sponsored financially by the Saudi Kingdom. This is war, and both sides have blood on their hands; however you will not find "Made in the USA" on any sides' weapons. The winner: Russia!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-08-13 16:14

      And it was US made weapons that killed demonstrators in Bahrain. It's a silly point that you are making because Russia sells weapons to sovereign countries, and it is those countries that have a responsibility for the use of those weapons, and not Russia.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-13 17:38

      Fidel believes the neo-Soviet Russian regime led by an ex-KGB officer is going to bring democracy to the Middle East. This is not hyperbole. It's actual, on these threads.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-13 18:02

      Anything that calls itself cyanide must be highly suspect

      cvh23 - 2012-08-13 18:54

      yessssss..... cyanide is also an infowarrior!!!!! i can tell!! do u ppl have VERY short memories... this is the same wmd iraq propagandaTO ALL PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT "IRAN HAVING A NUCLEAR BOMB IS UNACCEPTABLE": Pack your bags, take your wife, take your kids go to Iran and fight. But don't expect America, or any other country to send their kids to go get their legs blown off and brains blown out for a fake cause. America BTW can't afford another war, if they decide to fight this war they will have to print even more money, and we will have a real hyperinflation and energy crisis. Can you imagine the buffalo and cheetahs in your wallet being worthless. This is also the same propaganda america used to go into Iraq... 1 000 000 dead Iraqis, 40 000 dead US soldiers, a TRILLION dollars later, and nothing to show for it. there is no difference. its the presidential reality show. no self respecting person can associate with the lesser of two evils this explains it: http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/The-world-tomorrow-20120725

      cvh23 - 2012-08-13 19:16

      have to congratulate david rockefeller, evelyn rothschild, henry kissinger, zbigniew brzezinski and all the boys who actually run the world at bilderberg, cfr, trilateral etc etc... your propaganda is working great, the ignorant masses want to sound tough, and they are beating the war drums, and we are weeks away from financial ruin. the new world order is upon us

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-14 14:07

      The New World is being born, and it is free of unelected dictators and election-rigging regimes. Sad that you can't see this. Even sadder that you want election-rigging regimes to have nuclear weapons. What are you thinking man. Are you thinking, or just regurgitating anti-establishment rhetoric.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-14 14:10

      The Iranian regime adjusts elections to hold onto power. It has stolen the Iranian government from the Iranian people. It funds the Jihadist movement that has killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of innocent people, mainly Muslims in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere. It is supporting Bashar Assad's brutal oppression of Syrians wanting nothing more than the right to vote. It supports the stoning of women. It openly calls for the elimination of Israel and denies the Holocaust, the single biggest attempt at human genocide in human history: six million people exterminated. It is dishonest, highly repressive, and self-serving at the expense of the Iranian people and humanity. It's days are numbered, and it knows this.

      cvh23 - 2012-08-14 16:51

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYO-Rsi4dgc&feature=plcp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=138nDU9qVhw&feature=plcp

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-15 05:52

      cvh23, ""and all the boys who actually run the world at bilderberg,......"" Conspiracies are fun, but this is pretty insane. Although it is a 'closed door' talk shop, there is hardly anything 'secret' about bthese meetings. Google, and you will not only find, who attends, but also what they talk about!! (The UN also has many 'closed door meetings!!! SECRET ???? No, not really !)

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-13 16:02

    The ugliest face of humanity.

  • gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-13 18:07

    The Gulf of Arabia are US waters upsetting Iran no end.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-13 18:13

      25% of iranians still can not read or write. But they need nuclear weapons.

  • boom.baracus - 2012-08-13 21:38

    FIDEL: 1. Denies the holocaust 2. Denigrates Nelson Mandela but admires and hero-worships Gadaffi 3. Admits to being a Jew-hater, in fact boasts of it. 4. Calls people "rabid Jews" and then says he is not a racist. 5. States "Never though I could see ANOTHER muslim"... and then denies that he is a muslim. FIDEL is an extremist, fanatical islamist who is so blinded by his hatred of non-muslims that he has literally lost touch with reality. What an embarassment to the muslim people that this is the voice of islam that is posted on this site, along with those of "Patrick Edward". It is a great pity and shame that muslims don't say anything against this absolutely disgusting person. He should not be the person that others think of when they think of muslims, but I am afraid that he is. Shame, shame, shame

      imam.madi.129 - 2012-08-13 22:09

      Everyone here is representing own views not communities. It is an old tired excuse to cry anti semitism or anti west to each fact that is presented as proof of acts of barbarity and inhumanity like the treatment of palestinians and the iraqis of falujah in Iraq who experienced chemical and nuclear weapons from those who claim authority to lord over us. Before u misquote me, let me emphasise MY views, Not all westerners are bad, Not all non westeners are good, Not all jews are bad, Not All muslims are good, yes all zionists and imperialists are bad, so are the fanatic wahabism westerners are arming in syria. One thing for sure, they will take ur weapons and experience, and use it against u, then u will feel justified to say All muslims are terrorists and forget that only those armed by u are terrorists, the rest, love peace and freedom, including those in Gaza. I thank u.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-13 23:37

      Imam, what you call proof is nothing more than the outward reflection of your own anti-West and anti-Israel beliefs. Mature these and you'll see a truer picture. Right now you're showing yourself to have a twisted and biased perspective, low too.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-13 23:38

      Furthermore, the idea that the West is arming Jihadists is plain stupid.

      boom.baracus - 2012-08-14 08:33

      Madi 129. Why do you say that all Zionists are bad? A Zionist is someone who supports a homeland for the Jewish people. That means all Israelis, even the arabs living there, are bad according to you. Why do you say this?

  • Warwick - 2012-08-14 09:37

    Killing each other comes nuturally to them. All in ther name of their god. Pretty soon they will be in a negative growth rate.

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