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Hollande: 4 French soldiers, interpreter killed in Afghanistan | National News - WCVB Home

Hollande: 4 French soldiers, interpreter killed in Afghanistan | National News - WCVB Home
KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) - French President Francois Hollande mourned the deaths of four French soldiers and an Afghan interpreter killed in a suicide bombing and said his plan to withdraw combat forces by year's end will start next month.

Report: Syrian Rebels Responsible for Houla Massacre -- News from Antiwar.com

Report: Syrian Rebels Responsible for Houla Massacre -- News from Antiwar.com
The massacre of over 90 Syrians which caught the world’s attention and renewed calls for war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad may have been carried out by rebel fighters, according to a new report.

A new report in one of Germany’s leading newspapers, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the Houla massacre was in fact committed by anti-Assad Sunni militants, and most of the victims killed were members of the Alawi and Shia minorities, which have been largely supportive of Assad. The reports cites anonymous opponents of Assad who admitted their involvement in the massacre.

According to the report, rebel fighters attacked Syrian army road-blocks in a 90 minute battle, in which dozens were killed on both sides.

“According to eyewitness accounts,” the FAZ report continues, “the massacre occurred during this time. Those killed were almost exclusively from families belonging to Houla’s Alawi and Shia mino…