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Nusra Front executes members of FSA for raping, killing activists
File - Fighters from the Islamist Nusra Front search civilians at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing in Aleppo.
File - Fighters from the Islamist Nusra Front search civilians at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing in Aleppo.
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BEIRUT: Pro-opposition media outlets said Tuesday that Nusra Front jihadists had executed six members of the Free Syrian Army for engaging in violent crimes, including the raping and killing of a media activist in the Aleppo area.

The outlets said that the leader of a battalion affiliated with the Anadan Brigade, his son, and four fighters were summarily executed Monday.

They said Nusra had condemned them for carrying out thefts as well as a string of kidnappings, rapes and murders of activists, in coordination with the Aleppo branch of the regime’s feared Air Force Intelligence organization.

The body of Samira Kayyali, 20, one of dozens of civilian activists from the Aleppo area who have gone missing in the past few months, was discovered in early November.

Separately, a number of pro-opposition activists in Aleppo held a brief sit-in Tuesday to demand the release of their colleagues.

Many have accused the other jihadist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) of being behind the kidnappings.

ISIS militants last month in the Aleppo city of Azaz carried out the public execution of a notorious local FSA leader and six of his comrades, after declaring the men were guilty of a series of crimes.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 11, 2013, on page 8.
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