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Video allegedly shows Islamic State deserters

Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 00:53

Amateur video purports to show Islamic State deserters in Syria, while other video claims to show fighting continuing in Aleppo despite a truce. Ashraf Fahim reports.

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Amateur video from Syria purports to show dozens of Islamic State fighters deserting in order to join a rival group. One of the defectors says they left the group because of harsh treatment by the Islamic State. "They killed us, they called us infidels, they bothered us a lot, even in our homes, they doubted us, we supported them and they doubted us." Fighting continues in parts of Syria despite a truce brokered by the United States and Russia. Other video claims to show a house flattened in the mainly Kurdish Sheikh Masquod area in Aleppo. A monitoring group says 135 people were killed in only the first week of the truce in areas covered by the deal,

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Video allegedly shows Islamic State deserters

Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 00:53