Human Rights Watch has condemned the videotaped shooting in Syria of four apparent supporters of President Bashar al-Assad. A video posted on the internet shows Syrian rebels shooting the four men with Kalashnikovs. "What it looks like is execution of detainees and if that is the case, that would be a war crime," Clive Baldwin, senior legal adviser for Human Rights Watch, told the BBC. Government forces and Free Syrian Army rebels have been battling in the city of Aleppo, the country's largest city, and where the shootings occurred, for nearly two weeks.
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