Syria Militants Execute Woman for ‘Adultery' Al-Qaeda-linked militants have publicly executed a woman accused of adultery in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that in total 14 people had been executed for alleged adultery or homosexuality in the war-torn country since July, half of them women. - See more at: http://firstafricanews.ng/index.php?dbs=openlist&s=11679#sthash.xBzc60OG.dpuf
Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West -The commander fired a bullet into the back of the first prisoner’s head. Gunmen followed suit, killing all the men at their feet; one looks into the camera and smiles. This scene, documented in a video smuggled out of Syria a few days ago by a former rebel who grew disgusted by the killings, offers a dark insight into how many rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime they are trying to overthrow.
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday appearing to show a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive in a cage, a killing that shocked the world and prompted Jordan to promise an "earth-shaking" response. A Jordanian official said the authorities would swiftly execute several militants in retaliation, including an Iraqi woman whom Amman had sought to swap for the pilot taken captive after his plane crashed in Syria in December. Reuters…
In today's Brief: #Ukraine crisis; displacement in #CARcrisis; disturbing video from #SriLanka's war; #Syria's starvation tactics; #Iraq "at war"; conditions in #Egypt's jails revealed; politically motivated prosecutions in #Malaysia; social media & capital punishment in #Iran; and International Women's Day.