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The video was posted on the Internet on November 1, 2015.
The families of Syrian soldiers are shown in cages. They are being placed among the civilian population of East Ghouta, to serve as human shields .
The AFP reported:
A major Syrian rebel group is using dozens of captives in metal cages as “human shields” in the largest opposition stronghold on the outskirts of Damascus, a monitor said Sunday.
Jaish al-Islam, regarded as the most powerful rebel group near the capital, has put regime soldiers and Alawite civilians it was holding in metal cages, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP.
The group then placed these cages in public squares in the Eastern Ghouta region in an attempt to “prevent regime bombardment”, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said.
“Jaish al-Islam is using these captives and kidnapped people — including whole families — as human shields,” he said.