Syria crisis: rebels ‘execute shabiha’ in Aleppo - Wednesday 1 August 2012 | The Guardian
By Matthew Weaver and Brian Whitaker
Summary of the latest developments on Syria
• The Assad regime is morphing into a brutal militia that is pushing the conflict towards an even bloodier outcome than many feared, according to a new report by the International Crisis Group.
• In a telephone interview with the Guardian, a spokesman for the Tawheed (“Unification”) Brigade in Aleppo has described “field trials” of shabiha suspects. He said those believed to have been involved in killing were executed, while others are being kept for trial “after the collapse of the regime”.
• After some delay, the opposition Syrian National Council has now condemned the executions carried out by rebels in Aleppo.
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