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Syria: Dozens of Bodies Found in Well

The civil war in Syria continues and atrocities are being committed on a daily basis, by both regime troops and rebels.
By Dalit Halevi & Elad Benari
First Publish: 7/16/2013, 3:17 AM

Destruction in Syria
Destruction in Syria
AFP photo

The civil war in Syria continues and atrocities are being committed on a daily basis, both by troops loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad as well as by the rebel forces fighting to oust Assad.

Videos documenting the atrocities are uploaded to the internet every day. One clip that was uploaded this past week shows completely charred and unrecognizable bodies. The speakers in the video explain that the Assad regime took the men, executed them and then burned their bodies.

Another video, filmed in the community of Al-Safira in the Aleppo district on northern Syria, documents the locating of bodies of dozens of civilians who were executed and then thrown into a well.

Rebels who located the well indicate in the video that that the decomposing bodies that were found inside are unrecognizable and include dozens of murdered men and women.

Rebels have also committed atrocities during the civil war, particularly the extremist factions among them such as the Al-Nusra Front which has pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. These atrocities included publicly beheading a Catholic priest who was accused of collaborating with the Assad regime.

Meanwhile, the Syrian rebels are also turning on each other, as fighters from the Western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) are clashing with jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Last week, Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda killed a senior figure in the FSA.