- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Syrian opposition group says that al Qaeda-backed rebels are executing people and hanging them crucifixion-style, Fox News reported Tuesday.

“It’s very dangerous,” Abu Ibrahim Alrquaoui, told Fox News. “They threaten us directly and want to kill us.”

Mr. Alrquaoui is a member of a group named Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. He told the news station that he witnessed the alleged executions in Northern Syria and posted evidence on the group’s Facebook page.

“They want to stay in control. Everything they do is to scare people,” Mr. Alrquaoui told Fox News. “That’s why they kill people publicly.”

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights believes that more than 150,000 people have died since Syria’s civil war began in March 2011, the Associated Press reported April 1.

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