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Syria conflict: Aleppo shootings by rebels condemned

2 August 2012 Last updated at 01:51 BST

Human rights activists have condemned the public shooting in Syria of four apparent Assad loyalists by rebels in the battleground city of Aleppo.

Video posted online shows the men, who included the alleged head of a feared local militia, being put up against a wall and shot with Kalashnikovs.

Clive Baldwin, a senior legal adviser for Human Rights Watch (HRW), told the BBC: "What it looks like is execution of detainees and if that is the case, that would be a war crime."