Amnesty: Abuse rife in secret al-Qaeda jails in Syria

December 19, 2013 8:49 AM

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Amnesty: Abuse rife in secret al-Qaeda jails in Syria

Torture and summary executions are rife in secret prisons in Syria run by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), Amnesty International reports.

It says the group, an affiliate of al-Qaeda, is carrying out serious rights abuses, including flogging children.

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