Militants execute three Syria rebel officers

June 22, 2014 1:54 AM

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BEIRUT - Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have executed three officers of the Western and Arab-backed rebel Free Syrian Army, a monitor said Saturday.

The bullet-riddled bodies of the three were found on Friday, two days after suspected Islamist militants kidnapped them in the oil-rich eastern province of Deir Ezzor, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ISIL, which grew from the ranks of Al-Qaeda before splitting with the global terror ne...

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