Syria: al Qaida seized former hospital, massacre feared

In the north-west, where 200 officers were besieged for months

22 May, 12:51

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, MAY 22 - Al Qaida militants, belonging to the Nusra Front and other islamists militias, seized a former hospital turned into military barracks in the north-west of Syria where some 200 government officers had been besieged for weeks, the National observatory for human rights (Ondus) reported.

    The fate of the soldiers is unknown.

    The former hospital is located in the town of Jisr al Shughur, in the Idlib province, under the control of islamist militias since last month.

    A photo released by Al Nusra depicts a line of officers leaving the hospital.

    A video shows soldiers as they flee to the countryside bombarded by militants.

    According to Ondus, a group of soldiers was killed, others have been taken as prisioners while there is currently no news of the fate of those who escaped.(ANSAmed).

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