Syria jihadists claim they killed Homs Alawites

The jihadist Al-Nusra Front said in an Internet statement on Sunday its fighters attacked three villages in Syria's Homs province and killed dozens of Alawites five days earlier.


"The people's wall of fear has been broken, as this was the first time these villages were entered and such a high number was killed," the Al-Qaeda-linked group said in the statement on a jihadist forum. Al-Nusra said fighters entered the villages of Massudiyeh, Maksar al-Hissan and Jab al-Jerah on Tuesday, killing 30 Alawites, members of President Bashar Assad's clan. (AFP)