Video may show Palmyra executions
Avideo has been posted online purporting to show Islamic State fighters killing some 25 Syrian government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra in central Syria.
The video, released Saturday, shows the soldiers being taken in pickup trucks from the town’s notorious Tadmur prison to the amphitheater. There, they are shot dead by young men armed with pistols.
Hundreds of people are seen watching the killings.
The video does not indicate when the executions took place. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the shootings were carried out May 27.
The Associated Press reported in May that scores of troops and state employees were killed after the Islamic State group captured the town.