Rebel fighters pray in Jisr al-Shughour town after they took control of the area April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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Syrian government forces executed at least 23 prisoners before withdrawing from the city of Jisr al-Shughur as rebel forces entered it on Saturday, an activist group said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said military intelligence forces executed the prisoners who were being held in a makeshift facility in the city in northwestern Idlib province.Last month, the Observatory and other sources reported a similar execution of prisoners by government forces fleeing Idlib's provincial capital as rebels and Nusra entered the city.
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