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US Demands Syrian Rebels to Thoroughly Investigate Recent Child Beheading

© AP Photo / Luis M. AlvarezThe State Department in Washington
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US government has condemned the recent beheading of a 12-years old boy by the so called 'moderate rebels' in Aleppo and urged the the Nour al-Din al-Zenki opposition faction to thoroughly investigate the tragedy.

Armed men in uniforms identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces stand in the back of a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016 - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON, July 22 (Sputnik) — The United States urges the Nour al-Din al-Zenki opposition faction in Syria to conduct a transparent probe of the beheading of a child, a US Department of State official told Sputnik on Friday.

"We encourage al-Zinki [sic] to investigate the incident and expect all parties to comply with their obligations under the law of armed conflict," the official stated. "We note that al-Zinki has said they will investigate this incident, and we hope they do so thoroughly and transparently."

The official also declared that the US does not support Syrian opposition groups that condone such barbaric acts.

"We strongly condemn what appears to be ‎the brutal murder of a minor [by al-Zenki]," the official stated about the beheading of a child in Syria. "We do not support groups that condone this sort of barbarity, period."

On Tuesday, State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said the United States would reconsider providing aid to al-Zenki if reports are confirmed that members of the Syrian faction beheaded a child.

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