A 15-minute YouTube video purports to show more than 100 corpses from the Jisr al-Shughur siege.
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Supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime spent the weekend digesting the details – and declaring victory – in the wake of Friday's dramatic end to the siege of dozens of government troops in the National Hospital in the town of Jisr al-Shughur. Regime troops began to leave the complex early that morning, under the cover of airstrikes on rebel positions, but the majority of them appear to have been killed by the insurgents.Late Friday, state media outlets declared the end of the siege a resounding victory for the government side, while the rebels called it one of the most demoralizing defeats for the regime during the course of the war, now in its fifth year.Some regime supporters said more than 100 troops made it to safety, traveling in several different groups and arriving in different locations.Some opposition sources said that despite the various lists of soldiers being circulated via social media and informal news outlets, not more than a dozen or so troops actually survived, although other accounts maintained that the figure could be as high as 55 .
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