Sunni vs. Shiite feud lives on.

This is what the Muslim Arab Middle East does to each other, lots and lots of massacres. It’s the main reason why Israel is vigilant that they never, ever lose weapons superiority, and they have plenty of daily reminders to sharpen their resolve.

Syria rebels executed civilians, says Human Rights Watch

Footage by Human Rights Watch appear to show damaged houses in a Syrian village

Rebel forces in Syria killed as many as 190 civilians and seized more than 200 hostages during a military offensive in August, Human Rights Watch says.

A report by the US-based group says the deaths occurred in villages inhabited predominantly by members of President Bashar al-Assad’s minority Alawite sect near the coastal city of Latakia.

It said the findings “strongly suggest” crimes against humanity were committed.

The group has previously documented atrocities by pro-government forces.

The report calls on the UN to impose an arms embargo on all groups where there is credible evidence of their involvement in war crimes.

‘Entire families targeted’

Human Rights Watch says it conducted an on-site investigation in September and interviewed more than 30 people, including survivors and combatants on both sides.

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