"At least 482 people were killed..."
Despite all swearing allegiance to the global jihad under the umbrella of the al-Qaeda organization, rival terrorist groups in Syria are now engaged in a civil war within a civil war, as reported by the Russian news portal RT.com on Jan. 13, 2014.
While Islamic Jihadists from around the world have converged on Syria ostensibly to overthrow the nation's strongman Bashir al-Assad, three of the larger self-styled militias have formed strange alliances in their in-fighting against each other in what best could be described as an Islamist turf war.
The largest of the rebel groups, the Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) captured an unknown number of members of rival gangs the al-Nusra Front, who is also allied with the lesser powerful Ahrar al-Sham Brigade, in their ongoing battle for overall control of al-Qaeda controlled territory that encompasses most of western Iraq and sections of north and east Syria.
Despite all gangs swearing their earthly allegiance to al-Qaeda, approximately 70 members of the combined al- Nusra-Ahrar al-Sham Brigade were reportedly shot in the head.
Medical authorities in Syria state many of those executed were already wounded prior to execution.
According to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, "at least 482 people were killed" since the fighting between rival groups intensified earlier this year.