Mass Killing Reported in Syria, Apparently a Rebel Ambush
More than 25 Syrian men were found shot to death on Friday near the northern city of Aleppo in circumstances that remained unclear, but appeared to be a rebel ambush, according to accounts from both Syrian state media and opposition activists.
The official Syrian Arab News Agency reported that armed terrorist gangs, the standard government description for all opposition forces, carried out what it described as a brutal massacre of the men, described as kidnapping victims, in Daret Azzeh, in western Aleppo Province.
Most of the dead had been shot and their bodies mutilated, the official account said, with some of the kidnapping victims still missing. It did not provide any other details.