Bleeding soldiers. Refused orders?

Report: Syrian soldiers shot by fellow comrades

Al-Jazeera TV airs video showing Syrian soldiers bleeding after reportedly refusing to fire at protestors

Al-Jazeera TV aired video footage on Sunday which shows Syrian soldiers bleeding. According to the report, which could not be confirmed, the soldiers were shot by their comrades after refusing to open fire at protestors in the city of Daraa.


Al-Jazeera reported that soldiers from Syria's 4th Division under Maher Assad's command shot their friends.

Video footage showing wounded soldiers (Photo: Al-Jazeera)


It was also claimed that the injured soldiers were taken to a house in the city, where locals tried to treat them. There have been numerous reports about the Syrian army executing soldiers who refuse orders in the last few weeks.


Meanwhile, human rights activists and eye witnesses reported Sunday that Syrian forces backed by tanks and helicopters entered the city of Rastan and killed two people. An activist said at least three people were killed in Tabliseh.


It was also reported that soldiers broke into houses in the two towns and began performing mass arrests. Gunfire was heard across the towns and helicopters were seen circling the skies.


AP contributed to this report



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