BEIRUT (AFP) — Syrian rebels on Friday captured 150 regime troops and militia members in the northern city of Aleppo and the northwestern province of Idlib, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
It reported rebels as saying they had captured 100 regime soldiers and militia members in Aleppo and another 50 in Idlib, citing videos distributed by Syrian activists.
The video of dozens of men in civilian clothing seated in a courtyard in Aleppo was filmed by a man describing himself as a member of the rebel Free Syrian Army.
The captured men tell the camera that they are in the Syrian army and the "shabiha" pro-regime militia.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Report: Syrian rebels capture 150 troops in Aleppo, Idlib