Future aid and armaments are now on the line for the Syrian Opposition after news emerged yesterday that a prominent Syrian rebel group had decapitated a 12-year-old Palestinian kid, Abdallah Issa, at the Handarat camp in northern Aleppo yesterday.

Nour al-Din al-Zinki, a supposed moderate faction of the Syrian Opposition is believed to have perpetrated the beheading.

The U.S State Department promised “consequences” if the gruesome video turns out to be genuine.

“If we can prove indeed what happened and this group [al-Zinki] was involved in it, it would give us pause about any assistance or frankly any further involvement”, U.S. official Mark Toner told reporters at a press briefing today.

“I can’t take what these consequences would be, but this certainly would give a pause and we’ll look at any affiliation or cooperation with this group,” he reiterated.

In a statement released by Nour al-Din al-Zinki, its leadership condemned the killing, saying it does not reflect the movement itself, but “an individual error”.

Lately, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been tying the noose around the final rebel road leading to Aleppo city – thus, the beheading could be seen as a sign of desperation before a full-blown siege of rebel-held Aleppo.

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Cody Leonard
Cody Leonard
2016-07-20 09:54

Good. Hoping for a swift victory to the SAA, we shall not repeat our mistakes in Iraq again.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-07-20 12:36
Reply to  Cody Leonard
George Eastwood
George Eastwood
2016-07-20 10:07

ISIL was made by the USA. God save us from US democracy!!!

Deny Nurdin
Deny Nurdin
2016-07-20 10:09

then they make another group with same behavior. we know how bad US is …..

WowWow
WowWow
2016-07-20 10:14

Don’t believe anything US regime says

Sfyri Hamartolus
Sfyri Hamartolus
2016-07-20 09:56

U.S. will instead aid Syrian rebel groups that behead children without publishing evidence incriminating themselves.

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Shhh
2016-07-20 12:59

This is OBAMA’s change you you can beLIEve in .

James
James
2016-07-22 11:36
Reply to  Shhh

Obama is the best thing that happened to your pathetic country in a long time. You yanks are just too anally buried to see it.

Peacemakers
Peacemakers
2016-07-20 11:32

You must be dumb. to believe the US does anything good for humanity.

hjd
hjd
2016-07-20 11:48

Do they stop aid to Israel too? The US pathetic Pinocchio…

José Da Silva
José Da Silva
2016-07-20 11:38

But behind and hidden, the CIA will continue to support them …. It’s always like this …

Tabasum Ramzan
Tabasum Ramzan
2016-07-20 12:17

They only did it coz the video went viral and now they want to play the good guy, but like previous comments, this is what they been funding all along and will continue to, theyre the devils kids

Peter Jewell
Peter Jewell
2016-07-20 21:48
Reply to  Tabasum Ramzan

Its all of us

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MFE
2016-07-20 13:42

Behead by courtesy of US Taxpayers!…

Andrew Sivaram
Andrew Sivaram
2016-07-20 13:07

This rebel group will simply change their name to something new like “Jaish al Mujahideen al Islam” and continue receiving US weapons and support…

Muslim Esfahani
Muslim Esfahani
2016-07-20 13:16
Reply to  Andrew Sivaram

Source bro

Ben Wolfson
Ben Wolfson
2016-07-20 14:23
Reply to  Andrew Sivaram

Muhammad Xóśhnáw
Muhammad Xóśhnáw
2016-07-20 17:46
Reply to  Andrew Sivaram

Yeah of course , US should not give aid to those b*****d shitholes .

Muhammad Xóśhnáw
Muhammad Xóśhnáw
2016-07-20 17:47
Reply to  Andrew Sivaram

Muslim Esfahani you look like a butthurt persian s**t .

Gabriel Moussalli
Gabriel Moussalli
2016-07-20 10:11

That means they were backing them. And what kind of aids it was? In the meantime what about the other factions of the do called rebels?

Giri S Prasad
Giri S Prasad
2016-07-20 10:28

….these so-called rebels are closely linked to Al-qeada group called Nusrat….US knowingly funded these people……results are in front of you now..

Palestine
Palestine
2016-07-22 03:35
Reply to  Giri S Prasad

Giri, looks like you work for Mossad.

Shima Dwan
Shima Dwan
2016-07-20 10:59

US funding them with Intel,wepons,cash,combat gear.
etc

Giri S Prasad
Giri S Prasad
2016-07-20 10:03

…best news so far..

Uvaidullah Akhtar
Uvaidullah Akhtar
2016-07-20 10:14
Reply to  Giri S Prasad

Your glass is UVenabled…..well done….imdian future needs u passionately…

Giri S Prasad
Giri S Prasad
2016-07-20 10:24
Reply to  Giri S Prasad

Uvaidullah Akhtar …what abt ur glass?….is that for not to read news of beheading a 12 yr old….

Uvaidullah Akhtar
Uvaidullah Akhtar
2016-07-20 10:29
Reply to  Giri S Prasad

Dear giri we are born at a time when we all want to live even a single most happy moment…..if u want to clean your house u should do it fulllly…selectivity breeds nothing…..

Riad Qarib
Riad Qarib
2016-07-20 16:05
Reply to  Giri S Prasad

Best news? Is something wrong with you?

শাম
শাম
2016-07-20 09:58
B
B
2016-07-20 09:57

After beheading of ProAssad Palestinian Soldier! #CloseIncirlik

Newbie
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2016-07-20 11:08

Obama u send ur daughter to this terrorist group, you will get proof that this moderat is human or animal,

Newbie
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2016-07-20 11:11

u TERRORIST SUPPORTER ()BAMA u send ur daughter to this terrorist group, you will get proof that this moderat is human or animal,

Triphon Salem Rendy
Triphon Salem Rendy
2016-07-20 11:28

Too late

adrian
adrian
2016-07-20 11:49

@annispice How very clever of them. Useless US. Yet again!

Roger K
Roger K
2016-07-20 11:03

@manatrue usa has totally failed with the “support moderate re els” we can all see who/what these moderate rebels are!

Jurijus Popocenko
Jurijus Popocenko
2016-07-20 14:50

Very nice religion …

Alec O'Sullivan
Alec O'Sullivan
2016-07-20 14:51

@leithfadel They already have American guns, don’t they?

Soultan El
Soultan El
2016-07-20 14:11

@lebaneastern sa + Erdogan qui va aller en Russie Tic Tac Tic Tac

Алекс
Алекс
2016-07-20 16:28

США создали все эти банды и им наплевать на какого-то мальчика,нет умеренных и неумеренных повстанцев,есть те,кто стреляет и есть кто разговаривает.Те кто не положил оружие тот должен быть уничтожен.

Emo
Emo
2016-07-20 16:41

I was always wondering whether this administration is so dumb or they just don’t understand the religion of peace, it turned out that they really know NOTHING!!!

Muhammad Xóśhnáw
Muhammad Xóśhnáw
2016-07-20 17:50

Arabs killing arabs xD

Reiss O'Shaughnessy
Reiss O'Shaughnessy
2016-07-20 17:27

Now let’s aid Government forces, the true heroes in Syria

The Wider View
The Wider View
2016-07-20 17:05

Apparently it was fine to be working with Jabhat al Nusrah (al Qaeda in Syria) though…….pathetic.

AS
AS
2016-07-20 16:58

@leithfadel headline is not correct. nowhere in article does it say US stopped aid; only that there *may* be “consequences”

Kayl
Kayl
2016-07-20 18:02

Damascus ( with allied help) should offer $ 2,500,000 for arrest and hand over of the maniac who slaughtered the brave boy.

robis
robis
2016-07-20 18:58

check this site: – forexofworld.com

Fadl Osman
Fadl Osman
2016-07-20 19:46

Hahahahahahahaha of course they will stop

frank Yeo
frank Yeo
2016-07-20 19:59

All the US’s mistakes, funded ISIS, and Syrian Rebels to overthrown legitimated Syrian President Assad. The world shall not condor this wanton US funding and aiding of rebellions, just to sell US weapons, US has made too many mistakes, how can it be a world leader if she is too reckless to risk wars and ruin countries’ developments. Another example of US sells of weapon that did no one good. The world should ban US weapons, such that these mistakes shall not repeat itself.

Wago Wajagish
Wago Wajagish
2016-07-20 20:34

ah perchè fin che decapitavano i soldati siriani andava bene?

Al Kay
Al Kay
2016-07-20 21:48

So, you savages cut each other heads off, but blame some else for your behavior?

Zeeshan
Zeeshan
2016-07-20 21:08

kill his barbaric killers.

Anjuline
Anjuline
2016-07-20 23:31

Where are all the Pro Palestinian voices? S I L E N T

Tony Lizzerri
Tony Lizzerri
2016-07-21 01:16

Why do the idiot writes on this site keep giving misinformation and misleading headlines. No support has been ended. All they said was that they would “pause” to think about it….d**n, this site’s writers suck b***s.

istvan
istvan
2016-07-21 02:34

Ship these guys some protein supplements and set-up some decent gyms in Syria as well as steroid shops these guys need to find more productive things to do with their time. The problem is there is not enough entertainment there

Alan
Alan
2016-07-21 02:46

How many other cases such as this goes unseen – Just the tip of the iceberg.

BobTBuilder
BobTBuilder
2016-07-21 03:26

When a Palestinian is killed, the Israel Army is usually involved somehow.

jojo
jojo
2016-07-21 03:34

Someone said that the boy was being treated for Mediterranean anemia. That would explain things. He does look anemic. He is too small and frail looking to be any kind of use as a soldier.
All the men seen with him and the cameraman must be publicly killed. They are sadistic child killers and the world would be a better place with all of them gone.

Ghizlane El Bioud
Ghizlane El Bioud
2016-07-21 01:34

They are not humans

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JIMMY JOHNSON
2016-07-21 05:48

Ahh,he’s just a Palestinian. The Israelis have been doing this for decades and Knowbody cared

Asdis Asdis
Asdis Asdis
2016-07-20 09:56