Friday, October 5, 2012


Syrian rebels take position with an anti-aircraft heavy
machine gun in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday,
September 26.

The pilgrims were abducted in August.

In the video, a rebel officer -- dressed in camouflage and standing in front of what appeared to be a group of hostages -- addressed the Iranian and Syrian governments.
The officer said his group had tried to negotiate with Syrian authorities for the hostages' release in exchange for that of rebels held in regime prisons, but those efforts failed "because of the reluctance of both the Iranian and Syrian regimes."

Therefore, he continued, "Unless they start releasing our people from their prisons and cease the shelling of the innocent civilians in our cities and the ongoing random slaughter, within 48 hours, starting from the moment this statement is read, we inform you that for every martyr who gets killed by the Syrian regime, we will kill one of the Iranian hostages."