Gambar Perang Saudara Syria.




As a cheering crowd of fighters look on, an executioner - believed to belong to the Al Qaeda-linked faction ISIS - lines up his sword in a practice run before delivering the final blow

A Syrian boy is held by the hand as he walks past the body of a beheaded Islamic militant loyal to Assad

A group of young children sit on a wall as they stare at the dead body

The severed head of a militant is held aloft. The photographer witnessed four public executions on August 31

The captives are understood to belong to the fearsome Shabiha ('ghosts') - thugs loyal to Assad who are said to roam the country massacring women and children

Above, a captive prepares to meet his fate
A member of the notorious Shabiha is held by the scruff of his neck as he is led to his doom
A member of the notorious Shabiha is held by the scruff of his neck as he is led to his doom
The pictures emerged as the organisation Human Rights Watch released a video and report into brutal summary executions
The pictures emerged as the organisation Human Rights Watch released a video and report into brutal summary executions carried out by the other side - Syrian government forces
The executions took place near Syria's largest city, Aleppo, which has seen intense fighting between the rebels and Assad's forces
The executions took place near Syria's largest city, Aleppo, which has seen intense fighting between the rebels and Assad's forces
'The war in Syria has reached the point where a person can be mercilessly killed in front of hundreds of people - who enjoy the spectacle,' said the photographer
'The war in Syria has reached the point where a person can be mercilessly killed in front of hundreds of people - who enjoy the spectacle,' said the photographer
The picture forms part of a set taken by the photojournalist, whose identity has not been revealed in order to protect him
The picture forms part of a set taken by the photojournalist, whose identity has not been revealed in order to protect him
Wearing a bloodied blindfold, one of the captives kneels before his executioners

Anti-Assad fighters are seen here near Aleppo, in norther Syria
Anti-Assad fighters are seen here near Aleppo, in norther Syria
The U.S. and Russia undertook a second day of talks in Geneva yesterday to try and achieve a diplomatic solution to the brutal conflict

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