At least 50 tortured bodies of Muslims martyred by Assad were discovered in a flashpoint district of Damascus, while a shocking video emerged of a separate slaying of three children in the capital.
50 bodies were found in the Barzeh district. They bore signs of torture and have so far not been identified. Their heads were cut and disfigured to the point that it was no longer possible to identify" them. Among them were the bodies of three young boys with their throats slit open and hands bound behind their backs. Their bodies were discovered on Monday in Jubar.
Muslim boys were kidnapped by Asssad's Alawite state security the day before at a checkpoint on their way home from school.
Meanwhile, Syria's northern city of Aleppo, a Reuters television cameraman was shot in the leg and wounded by Assadites while filming on the front line on Monday.
Ayman al-Sahili, a Libyan citizen working as part of a Reuters multi-media reporting team, was hit by a rifle bullet fired from a distance. He was treated in Syria and then driven across the border to Turkey. His life was not in danger.