BEIRUT — New video emerged Thursday that appeared to show Syrian rebels beating and kicking government soldiers captured at a checkpoint and then training their rifles on the huddled prisoners, executing at least eight.
Amnesty International issued a statement saying the "shocking" footage "depicts a potential war crime in progress."
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition group, labeled the incident a "massacre" and said more than eight soldiers had been executed at the checkpoint outside the town of Saraqeb in Idlib province.
The opposition group reported at least 157 killed Thursday across Syria, including at least 72 government soldiers and 16 rebel fighters. The numbers could not be independently confirmed.
There was no immediate response from the Syrian government.
Fierce fighting has been reported at government checkpoints in the Saraqeb area, about 25 miles south of the embattled city of Aleppo. Government forces are battling to keep open supply routes to troops fighting in Aleppo, which has been a battleground for more than three months.