Stripped, bound and shot in the head: Horrifying fate of Assad’s soldiers executed on camera by Syrian rebels
- Video smuggled out of Syria by former rebel horrified by brutality of attack
- Abdul Samad Issa reads passage and says ‘we will take revenge’
- Issa, known as ‘the uncle’, fires first bullet at prisoner’s head
- Bodies are dumped in a well while one gunman smiles at camera
By Tara Brady
PUBLISHED: 20:02, 5 September 2013
Video footage has emerged which shows the moment seven of President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian soldiers are executed on camera by rebels fighting to overthrow the regime.
The soldiers are stripped, bound and pushed to the ground where a number of rebels stand over them pointing guns at their bodies. Some bear vicious injuries on their backs and arms.
Just before they are killed, the ring-leader Abdul Samad Issa – known as ‘The Uncle’, recites a poem before…
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