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News, July 2012
16 Palestine Liberation Army Soldiers Kidnapped, Killed on the Aleppo-Misyaf Road, Near Idlib
Resheq: We condemn the killing of Palestinian conscripts in Syria as cowardly
[ 12/07/2012 - 08:06 AM ]
Hamas condemned in the strongest words the killing of a group of Palestinian conscripts in Syria as “racist, cowardly”.
Ezzet Al-Resheq, a political bureau member of Hamas, told the PIC at dawn Thursday that the “brutal killing of 17 conscripts in the Palestinian liberation army (PLA) in Syria was a racist, cowardly act”.
He said that the Palestinians in Syria are guests, who do not interfere in the internal affairs of the country and who look forward to the day when they return to their homeland from which they were forcibly uprooted.
Palestinian sources said on Wednesday that 16 PLA members were kidnapped and killed on Tuesday night while on the Aleppo-Misyaf road near Idlib. Their number varied from one source to another.
16 Palestinian soldiers found killed, mutilated in northern Syria
DAMASCUS, July 11, 2012 (Xinhua) --
The bodies of 16 Palestinian soldiers have been found tossed in an area between the Syrian northern provinces of Aleppo and Idlib, media reports said Wednesday.
The killed Palestinians were conscripts in the Syrian-based Palestinian Army of Liberation.
The details surrounding the carnage remain unclear due to lack of official comments. However, initial speculations indicate that the 16 young men had been ambushed en route to the Nairab Palestinian camp in Aleppo.
Ambush against army men is becoming a common approach used by armed rebels in the country. However, the Palestinian army has largely stayed away and took no part in the Syrian military operations.
A photo was posted online showing the bodies of the deceased socked in their own blood.
The Syrian crisis has grown more militarized in spite of the international efforts to solve the 16-months unrest politically.
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