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Hatla, Syria - June 12, 2013

1. Tracking shot of Syrian rebels ahead of what the video caption described as the raid on the village of Hatla, gunfire being exchanged, pan of rebels hiding behind a wall

2. Syrian rebels hiding behind a wall, talking to men taking shelter inside a building, gunfire is being exchanged, pan to a rebel firing from behind a wall

3. Tracking shot of armed Syrian rebels, some wearing face masks, men running to cross the road, pan to a rebel being shot, others surround him, zoom in to rebel on the ground

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AMATUER VIDEO SHOWS SYRIAN REBELS BATTLING SHIITES --

LEAVING OVER 60 PEOPLE DEAD -- INCLUDING CIVILIANS -- ACCORDING TO ACTIVISTS.

THE FIGHTING HIGHLIGHTS THE INCREASINGLY SECTARIAN NATURE OF THE COUNTRY'S CIVIL WAR --

AS MOST OF THE ARMED REBELS ARE FROM THE COUNTRY'S SUNNI MAJORITY

ACTIVISTS SAY THE DEAD WERE MOSTLY PRO-GOVERNMENT MILITIAMEN.

IT'S NOT CLEAR IF THE CIVILIANS WERE DELIBERATELY KILLED OR WERE CAUGHT IN THE CROSS FIRE.

A SYRIAN OFFICIAL DENOUNCED THE ATTACK AS A "MASSACRE" OF CIVILIANS.

SIGOUT - Bob McCall/Associated Press

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