Friday, October 5, 2012

Syrian rebels say they will kill Iranian Unarmed hostages

CNN) -- Syrian rebels said they will start executing a group of about 48 Shiite pilgrims from Iran if Tehran and Damascus do not comply with their demands, according to a video posted on YouTube this week.

The pilgrims were abducted in August.

In the video, a rebel officer dressed in camouflage, standing in front of what appeared to be a group of hostages, addressed the Iranian and Syrian governments.

The officer said his group had tried to negotiate with Syrian authorities for the hostages' release, in exchange for that of rebels held in regime prisons, but those efforts failed "because of the reluctance of both the Iranian and Syrian regimes." Read More