Another Syrian massacre

The body count on this one is at least 78. And the method of execution is familiar - a single gunshot to the back of the head. AFP: The man tasked by the United Nations with finding an end to the war in Syria warned Tuesday that the country faces "unprecedented levels of horror" and is on the verge of splintering. Even as peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi delivered his grim message to the UN Security Council, rebel fighters in the battlefront city of Aleppo found the bodies of 78 young men, all executed with a single gunshot. It was not clear which of the warring parties was behind the massacre. Rebels blamed Bashar al-Assad's regime, but state media said that a jihadi Islamist opposition faction had carried out the killings. Whatever the truth, the killings added to an atmosphere of despair as the UN and Arab League envoy arrived in New York to brief the Security Council. Diplomats at UN headquarters said Brahimi had reported that he had made "no progress" in efforts to...(Read Full Post)