|ISIL kills 50 hostages, including media people, relief workers||
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has executed media people, relief workers, and other civilians that were held captive by the al-Qaeda-linked group in Aleppo, Syria, according to activists and a rebel fighter.
According to Al Jazeera, the prisoners, who were held in the ISIL detention center in Qadi al-Askar district, were killed on Monday evening as clashes raged across Syria's opposition-held areas between the ISIL and several other rebel groups.
Activists circulated a photo of Maher Hasroumi, a Syrian media worker among the executed in Aleppo.
According to activist group the Local Coordination Committees, at least 50 were killed.
The opposition Syrian Journalists Association, in a statement, said its member identified the bodies of four staff belonging to the Syrian TV channel Shada Al Horriya who were kidnapped by ISIL in December.
Fighters from Liwaa al-Tawheed, a strong opposition battalion in Aleppo, said they heard gunfire and then saw bodies of 20 executed men in the courtyard.
"The courtyard is shared by both the headquarters of Liwaa al-Tawheed and ISIL in Qadi al-Askar. We are ISIL's neighbours there," a member of Liwaa al-Tawhid told Al Jazeera.
Rebels killed by other rebels
Meanwhile, fresh internal fighting between militant groups fighting to seize power in Syria has left more than 30 militants dead in Syria’s Idlib, an activist group has said.
The killings in the Jabal al-Zawiya region appeared to be part of the wider confrontation by an alliance of militants against ISIL, across rebel-held territories of northern and eastern Syria, Reuters reported.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human rights’ director Rami Abdulrahman said 34 were killed, most of them ISIL fighters, along with some others from an allied group called Jund al-Aqsa.
They were captured and separated from a group of militants and killed, he said.
It was not possible to verify the report independently due to reporting restrictions in Syria, where Syrian army has been fighting against a massive foreign-charged insurgency for nearly three years.
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