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Leaked video shows Assad forces torturing Alawite officers

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A leaked video posted online shows Syrian government forces beating and torturing supposed Alawite officers, who have allegedly been accused of smuggling weapons to the Syrian opposition.

The video clip, uploaded by activists, shows a reporter from the official Syrian TV channel present during the Syrian forces’ interrogation. Officers can be heard asking men, who have been placed in large metal containers, questions about their alleged involvement while slapping them repeatedly.

The officers from the Alawite sect were blindfolded and handcuffed as shown in the online video.

This video is one of many that have been leaked recently, allegedly showing Assad forces torturing unarmed civilians.
It is impossible to verify the content and when the footages was taken.