Friday, September 13, 2013

News the HP Doesn't Cover: HRW on Syria

The NGO Human Rights Watch is beloved by the Israel haters because it can usually be relied on to publish anti-Israel material straight from Palestinian sources with no fact checking. But will the Huffington Post publish this report from HRW, and even if it does, will its readership believe it?

An international human rights group is accusing Syrian government forces and pro-regime militias of summary executions that left at least 248 people dead in two predominantly Sunni Muslim towns along the Mediterranean coast earlier this year.Sunni Muslims dominate the armed revolt against President Bashar Assad, who hails from the country’s Alawite minority, a Shiite offshoot. Syria’s coastal region, an Assad stronghold where the executions are said to have taken place, is predominantly Alawite with Sunni and Christian minorities.Human Rights Watch said in a new report Friday that the killings took place on May 2 and 3. The New York-based group says the report was based on interviews with survivors, including some who saw or heard their relatives being killed.

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