This AFP article proves that Western government knowingly support terrorists and war criminals… They call them “freedom fighters”, “moderate opposition”, “moderate rebels”, whom they armed with hi-tech weaponry and and even pay monthly salaries. Yet as soon as those “moderates” leave Syria and come to the country of their sponsors they become – terrorists and war criminals …
Austrian prosecutors say they have charged a Syrian rebel with 20 murders that took place in his home country.
The 27-year-old man was arrested in western Austria in June while he was staying in a refugee centre.
Austrian media said he told people at the shelter that he had shot dead wounded government soldiers when he was fighting with an Islamist rebel group called the Farouq Brigade.
A fellow Syrian reported him to officials, AFP news agency reported.
The killings are thought to have taken place in 2013 or 2014, in or around Homs, Syria’s third-largest city.
Prosecutors said he initially admitted to the killings but then retracted his confession, AFP said.
Killing injured soldiers is prohibited under the Geneva Convention.
Austrian media, citing officials, said the actions qualified as terrorism and could be prosecuted under international counter-terrorism agreements.
It’s not like Austrian government should be surprised right ? Youtube is littered with “moderate” war crimes, that did not stop western governments to sent them weapons and train them. Reminds me a case with “White Helmets” – al-Qaida rescue/propaganda team. Even though US sponsors them, western government organizations lobbying to get them Nobel prize but when one NGO wanted to award head of “White helmets” – he was refused entry to US by the US government ( video below)
Those “moderate rebels” who beheaded 12 year old Palestinian boy ON CAMERA still receive western support despite the US State Department promises of an investigation (video below)